Peanut butter, the food of my childhood, how I love you so. I thought peanut butter deserved it’s own post, one that is simple and uncomplicated, just like my love of peanut butter; healthy peanut butter snacks with 3 ingredients or less.
Also, I have to admit I`ve had this song in my head the entire time I`ve been preparing this post: “Peanut, Peanut Butter and Jelly!”
1. Peanut Butter & Avocado Sandwich (The “Healthy Fat Sandwich”)
Ingredients: Peanut Butter – Avocado – Fresh Bread
I know this sounds like a weird combination but it is surprisingly satisfying! The peanut and avocado flavours are an unlikely but amazing couple (opposites attract?) . I’ve had this for breakfast a few times over the past week and it`s both filling and decadent.
2. Daikon Radish Dipped in Peanut Butter
Ingredients: Daikon Radish – Peanut Butter (yes I know this is technically only 2 ingredients…)
Daikon radish is a cruciferous japaense root vegetable that is high in vitamin C and is said to be anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants. Chopped up and dipped in peanut butter is my favourite way to enjoy it raw and it`s a good way to change up the traditional celery and peanut butter combo.
3. Easy Peanut-Lime Kale Salad:
Ingredients: Peanut Butter – Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice – Finely Chopped Kale
Yes, that’s right the dressing for this salad only has 2 ingredients; Peanut Butter & Lime Juice! Combine 1 tbsp of peanut butter with 3 tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice and blend until smooth (we use the magic bullet). Pour over finely chopped kale, mix well and you have a thai-inspired kale salad in under 5 minutes.
4. “Ants on a Log” Celery Snacks
Ingredients: Celery – Peanut Butter – Raisins
This was one of my favourite childhood snacks. I swear I can remember having this at the half-time between Mr. Dress-up and Sesame Street; pure bliss. Celery and peanut-butter are a classic pairing and this is a cute way to prepare it for kids (or nostalgic adults like myself)
5. Peanut Butter & Banana Blender Ice Cream (I saved the best for last!)
Ingredients: Frozen Banana – Peanut Butter – Almond Milk
Combine the below in a blender and blend until ice-creamy: 2 frozen bananas, 1 tbsp peanut butter and a few spashes of almond milk (try 2 teaspoons).
If you have not tried banana softserve before, you NEED to make this. I tried this ice cream recipe for the first time this weekend and it was ah-mazing. I`ve read about vegan banana softserve before, but I don`t think I actually beleived that frozen bananas blended together would create ice cream. Believe me it works; you may never crave real ice cream again, plus it’s actually good for you!
Other super easy peanut butter recipes with 3 ingredients or less:
- Puffed Quinoa Peanut Butter Balls from Vegangela.com – Peanut Butter/Puffed Quinoa/Agave – I have tried these and LOVED them, such a good snack to satisfy a craving for sweets)
- Homemade Peanut Butter Larabars from Minimalist Baker – Peanut Butter/Dates/Rolled Oats
- Peanut Butter Fudge from Blissful Basil – Peanut Butter/Coconut Butter/Maple Syrup