Who agrees that peanut butter is just the gift that keeps on giving? It’s delicious, incredibly nutritious, and so easy to get your hands on.
All-natural peanut butter is packed with protein as well as LOTS of vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and zinc. It also has a sneaky way of making any meal taste AMAZING.. What’s an acai bowl without the peanut butter?!
Now, we have always loved peanut butter here at the RY HQ, however it’s become somewhat of an obsession recently thanks to our partnership with the Pic’s Peanut Butter team as part of our Autumn Box.
Ok, remove the 'somewhat'. It’s definitely an obsession.
Pic’s Peanut Butter fits our bill of all natural with no fillers or additives. Just 100% Aussie peanuts, and added to the jar immediately after roasting (which is where that delicious taste comes from)!
So, as inspired by this obsession, we thought we’d share some of the ways our team have used their Pics this season.
1. Frozen chocolate peanut butter treats...
Say whhaaaa…?! You heard it right - simply whip your peanut butter, roll into little balls, drizzle with a quality dark chocolate, and freeze. A treat that is healthy, easy & super convenient. And super delicious! Trust us - these are the BEST 3pm treat…
2. To make the popcorn bars in our RY wellness mag…
On the topic of 3pm treats - these are also AMAZING.
These Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars by Jacqueline Alwill (www.thebrownpaperbag.com.au) created on behalf of Pics were featured in our Autumn RY Wellness Mag. We’ve seen so many photos of these being recreated that we thought it would be a crime to not share it again!!
Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars
3. To make a power packed smoothie...
If you think you’ve nailed your fave morning smoothie but you aren’t using peanut butter, we URGE you to think again. Adding a small spoonful means an extra nutrition hit, plus it tastes AMAZING!
A basic blend is:
4. Satay stir-fry...
This is where things get really versatile. We often think breakfast, but think again.
Everyone loves satay sauce, and you can make a very simple, healthy version at home using your Pics.
Simply grab half a cup of peanut butter, add half a cup of coconut milk and a few tbsp water, and you have a satay sauce base. Up the flavour by adding a couple of cloves of garlic, a tbsp tamari and a couple of teaspoons of sriracha for some spice. Marinate your chosen protein or add to a stir-fry.
5. Peanut butter dip...
We were going to leave #5 as 'straight outta the jar', celery stick or on it’s own. But this one is such a goodie that we couldn’t leave it out.
Mix peanut butter with greek or coconut yoghurt to desired consistency, and add some honey to sweeten if desired, and serve up with your arvo carrots & capsicum sticks. The hummus can wait until next week ;)
You can read more about Pic’s Peanut Butter on their website (including their NEW boysenberry jelly for homemade peanut butter & jelly sandwiches!!) on their website: https://www.picspeanutbutter.com/au/
We're always on the hunt to discover new and natural Australian products, so you can understand our excitement when we came across Exposed Naturals a few months back!
Not only does it smell amazing it's also made from 100% natural ingredients that are good for your body, it's aluminium free and housed in 100% plastic free packaging that's good for the planet. So you can understand why we had to sit down with Tania to learn all about her tins of amazingness..
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As a result, we become worn out, stressed out and run down.
Self-care is so important! Read on to find out whether it's time for you to ramp up your self-care....