It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day!!!

 

It's National Peanut Butter Day!

We’re stuck on peanut butter, so an excuse like “National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day” is all we need to share some of our favorite recipes. When you want something a little more creative than a Peanut Butter Lollipop, try the treats below…

Not only is PB a delicious snack, it’s also good for you, especially if you go with an all-natural variety! This tasty snack is a great source of protein, minerals and healthy fats!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

1/2 Cup Old Fashion Oats
1 Tbs. All-Natural Peanut Butter
1 Cup Almond Milk (or water)

Cook oats in almond milk according to package instructions. Stir in peanut butter until evenly mixed.

Makes 1 serving.

Thai Peanut Butter Tofu

Thai Peanut Butter Tofu

4 oz. Extra-Firm Tofu, well pressed
1 Tbs. Onions, chopped
2 Tbs. Organic Peanut Butter
2 Tbs. Coconut Flakes
3/4 Tbs. Sesame oil

Cut tofu into 3/4 inch slices. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the tofu and green onions in the sesame oil for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned on all sides.  Add remaining ingredients, except coconut and cook for another minute, stirring gently until tofu is completely covered. Remove from heat. Gently toss with coconut flakes and serve immediately.

Makes 1 serving.

Tone It Up Protein Peanut Butter Cup Shake

1 Scoop Chocolate Perfect Fit Protein
1 Cup Almond Milk
2 Tbs. Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Ice
1/2 Banana (optional)

Blend ingredients in food processor and enjoy!

Makes 1 serving.

Tone It Up Peanut Butter Bites!

Tone It Up peanut butter bites

1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter (creamy or smooth) (you can also use almond butter!)
1/2-1 Cup Honey (depending on your sweet tooth)
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cup Diced Apricots
1 Cup Sliced Almonds
Cinnamon to taste (optional)

In medium size pot, on lowest heat warm up the Honey & Peanut Butter until texture is smooth. Mix in Apricots, Nuts and Oats. Stir until all ingredients are well coated. Cool in fridge for at least 45 minutes. Roll into small bite-sized balls (about 1 tbs). This makes a large batch! Store extras in an air tight container, separating each layer of balls with a sheet of parchment paper.

Enjoy!

Makes approximately 15 servings.

Lighten Up Peanut Butter Cookies

 

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie

1 Cup All-Natural Peanut Butter (creamy)
3/4 cup 100% Pure Maple Syrup
2 Egg Whites
1 tsp. Natural Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup All-Natural Flour (whole wheat or gluten-free)
3/4 Cup Oats
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

Mix peanut butter, egg whites, maple syrup, and vanilla together in a small mixing bowl. In a separate bowl combine flour, oats and baking soda. Mix the contents of the two bowls together and stir thoroughly. Let the batter chill for about half an hour before placing small amount of the batter evenly on a cooking sheet. Preheat oven to 375 and bake for 10 minutes or until your cookies are lightly browned.

Makes 8-12 cookies.