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A few of our favourite things – Part 2

One of our favourite foods is good ol’ peanut butter (aka PB). You can’t go past a crusty piece of toast with PB or a sneaky spoonful straight out of the jar!

 

In today’s blog we are sharing probably the easiest and best recipe you’ll ever need – homemade peanut butter (ok maybe we are a little biased).

 

Remember, if you want us to give one of your recipes a go, we love a challenge, so send them through and we’ll document and share them with your fellow G-Trainers.

 

Before we go through the recipe, we’ve already mentioned how much we love peanut butter, but is it good for you? Good news, when consumed in moderation, it can be good for you!

 

“Peanut butter is considered a source of healthy fats as on average, more than 80% of the fat in peanut butter is the healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated types. These types of fats are good to include in your diet as they are associated with better heart health and help the body to absorb fat soluble vitamins. On the other hand, some peanut butters can contain added salt, sugar and additives so choosing one with a high content of peanuts helps maximize the nutritional value of the product……choosing a 100% peanut product will give you the best nutritional value, while flavour and taste of course are up the individual! However, peanut butter is a source of healthy fats and can be included as a nutritious spread on toast or bread in a 20gram portion.”

http://www.foodnut.com.au/product-review-peanut-butter/w1/i1010070/

 

Another important rule when buying peanut butter is the fewer ingredients, the better. Some brands like to make their pb taste better with added sugar and vegetable oils so make sure you read the labels. Our favourite brands are mayvers, mother nature and pics as they use just peanuts and a little pinch of salt.

 

Homemade peanut butter 

 

What you need…

  • About 400g of good quality roasted unsalted peanuts.

 

Equipment….

  • An empty jar (sterilised so it doesn’t taint your precious PB).

  • Food processor/bullet blender.

 

 

 What to do…

  • Simply pour your peanuts into a food processor/blender and blitz for about 20 seconds. A fine crumb should start to form – if you are a crunchy peanut butter fan then take a few tablespoons of your crumb out and set aside.

  • Blend again for approximately 90 secs to 2 minutes until smooth. If you set aside some of the initial crumbs then stir them through, then spoon into an empty jar and enjoy!

Note: You can add a pinch of salt to taste, however we like it 100% natural!!

 

So there you have it, homemade PB, so easy and so yummy, give it a go!

 

Gav & Tiff

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