Try These Mouth-Watering Peanut Butter Recipes
The one thing that bonds triathletes is their love for peanut butter. I am guilty of eating peanut butter on a daily basis - it has protein, healthy fats, and is delicious. Here are 2 ways that I love to incorporate peanut butter into my meals (besides just eating it straight out of the tub with a spoon).
Chocolate PB Oatmeal
I like to eat this for breakfast after a hard morning swim or as a long lasting fuel source before a long bike or run.
1/2 cup oats
1 tbsp cocoa
3/4 cup almond milk
1 heaping spoonful of peanut butter
Optional: tsp vanilla
In a pot combine the oats, cocoa and milk. Mash up the banana with a fork and add to pot. Stir and cook on medium heat until it reaches your preferred thickness. Transfer to a bowl and add your spoonful of peanut butter so it melts on top. Feel free to add any additional toppings - one of my favourites is adding homemade protein balls (PB, oats, flaxseed, honey, walnuts, dark chocolate).
PB Thai Salad
This salad is super easy and quick to make and perfect for after a hard workout when you don’t have time to cook an extravagant meal.
2 cups shredded purple cabbage
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup thinly sliced sugar snap peas
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups water (for cooking quinoa)
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
Pinch of chilli flakes
Cook the quinoa (combine quinoa and water in pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, wait for quinoa to absorb all the water). Combine the quinoa and the rest of the salad ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients. Pour the sauce over the salad and toss until everything is lightly coated.
This recipe keeps well covered and refrigerated and makes about 4 servings.