Who doesn’t love peanut butter? I mean unless you have a nut allergy…
I clearly do not, because I eat it all the time.
P.S. side note… I switched back to the 2-ingredient MaraNatha so I could avoid palm oil.
I’ve seen some documentaries around the palm oil controversy & I’d like to avoid palm oil as much as possible because of it. So I’m having this one rn & it’s delicious!!! Its 2 ingredients are organic dry roasted peanuts & sea salt. Super simple.
So another way I like to have peanut butter is with a banana & chia seeds. Really simple. I throw it together super quickly & it’s so yummy!
Plus, it has tons of nutrients. Let’s dive in, yes? You know we always do : )
Okay, let’s start with the banana…
1 medium banana provides tons of vitamins & minerals, including:
- Vitamin C: 17% recommended daily value (DV)
- Vitamin B-6: 20% DV
- Magnesium: 8% DV
- & Potassium: 422 mg (12% DV)
It also provides 3.1g of fiber, which is 12% DV, & some protein (1.3g).
Okay, moving on to CHIA SEEDS : ) 1 tablespoon of chia seeds has 4g fiber—that’s 16% DV. YEASS! It also provides 3g of protein—to put that in perspective, 1 hard-boiled egg has 6g of protein—& 2,284mg omega-3s (ALA).
Now for the peanut butter… this could vary depending on your peanut butter, but if you’re using something like the one I’m having rn, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter has 8g of protein & 3g of fiber (9% DV). It also provides healthy fat.
So we’ve got vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, healthy fat, omega-3s + more!
& since the banana is naturally sweet—it’s great when you want something sweet but not a straight up dessert.
What do you have when you want a quick snack? Tell, tell : )