Peanut Butter is Awesome

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Peanut butter is an amazing food.

Peanut butter is one of my favourite foods. I prefer the all-natural peanut butter which contains no sugar or other additives. This wonderful vegan food is not only good for sandwiches or carrot sticks. I love to put liberal amounts of peanut butter in my oatmeal. I can even eat it out of the jar-that is how much I love peanut butter. Here are some other delicious recipes that put peanut butter in the spotlight. Check them out!

Peanut Butter Balls

(Makes approximately 20 balls)

2 cups of crunchy peanut butter
2 very ripe bananas
2 tablespoons whole flaxseeds
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Combine the crunchy peanut butter, ripe bananas, and whole flaxseeds in a large bowl. Place the cocoa powder into another bowl. Make balls out of the peanut mixture, and dip the balls in the cocoa powder. Put the balls into a container and refrigerate for a few hours (until the desired firmness is achieved).

Peanut Butter Milkshake

1 1/2 cup of your preferred vegan milk (soy, almond, or cashew works wonderfully)

1 banana
2 tablespoons of peanut butter

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Makes one serving.

Peanut Sauce

2 inch piece ginger, peeled

2 large cloves of garlic

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon of brown sugar

1 teaspoon paprika

A pinch of red pepper flakes

1/3 cup of water

chopped peanuts (optional)

Put the ingredients into a blender and blend. Add the water into the mixture and blend. If you want a thinner sauce, add more water. Add the chopped peanuts and blend until dispersed.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding

2 ripe avocados

1 large ripe banana

1/2 cup cocoa or cacao powder

1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter

1/2 cup sweetener of choice

1/4 cup non-dairy milk

  1. Add the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Putting in more non-dairy milk will yield a thinner consistency. You can add more cocoa powder for more flavour. Increase the amount of sweetener if you want a sweeter pudding.
  2. Put the pudding into serving glasses, cover with plastic wrap, and put into the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

Chocolate Peanut Banana Smoothie

1 large ripe banana peeled, sliced and frozen

2 tablespoons peanut butter

3 pitted dates

1 Tbsp cacao powder or cocoa powder

1 1/2 cup of unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice

  1. Blend together all the ingredients except for the non-dairy milk. Add the non-dairy milk gradually to the mixture. Makes one serving.