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 açai bowl without the peanut butter?!
We are clearly pretty obsessed with peanut butter at RY HQ... but since we've been spending a little extra time at home and in the kitchen lately, trying to create some extra yummy treats to keep us happy and healthy, we thought we’d share some of the creative ways our team likes to use peanut butter!
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) were featured in our 2019 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 favourite peanut butter.
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 its 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 ;)
Happy cooking! If you try out the above recipes OR even invent your own delicious pb-inspired treat, don't forget to share it with us by tagging @retreatyourself_box!
Did you know that Vitamin C is an amazing all over body boost?
From reducing fatigue too assisting with immune health Vitamin C can do it all! It's also essential to assist with the bodies own collagen formation, supple vibrant skin and strong healthy hair. Which is why we have been adding our Coco Luxe BOOST coconut water to our smoothies each morning.
And we though we would share with you our three favourite ways to use BOOST that will leave you with a difference you can "C"...
Name a better smell than pulling out a tray of freshly baked veggie rolls from the oven. We'll wait ;)
These Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Feta Rolls from Alyse Co-cliff of @anappleaday_nutrition featured in our Autumn RY Magazine and are perfect for any occasion.
Today, special guests Ettitude (who were one of our amazing Autumn Box brand partners), are here to tell us a little more about bamboo bedding.
Bamboo is something that is gaining a little more notoriety in recent years, but not many of us know about how incredibly soft and versatile the material is, and more importantly, how sustainable and eco-friendly bamboo bedding is.