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3 October 2015

Home made peanut butter and other healthy sugar free recipes


Usually with the first colder autumn days, we start searching for some sweet and easy to grab snack. Especially if at work you have an automatic sweet snacks' machine right in the next room. That makes it even harder to simply go by. However, ready-to-go sweet snacks are always full of saturated fat, sugar and calories.  To be persuaded of this fact, you may just read the information about Ingredients. This makes it even harder not to harm our health by eating those. Therefore I prepared a list the best snack recipes to satisfy your cravings:

1. Sellerie sticks with peanut butter
Good alternative of salted crackers, butter cookies and other beloved snacks. Easy to make, may be prepared in advance and taken in a little box TO-GO :)
Healthier variation may be prepared using the below given recipe of home made peanut butter.

2. Sweet date candy balls
Very sweeeeeet and really worth to try the best home-made candies. For "I quit sugar" followers I would advise to add rice syrup instead of molasses. The best alternative for candy-lovers and those who cannot imagine drinking just tea (yes, I know we are all used to grab something sweet while drinking tea).

3. Toast with beloved home-made healthy Nutella
Yes, I know Nutella is very tasty and very sweet. But I strongly recommend you to try healthier and home-made variation with a whole-grain slice of bread. This will not only fulfil your energy depots, but also improve your mood, boost your body with vitamins and antioxidants. Use only raw cocoa powder which contains a lot of protein, antioxidants and minerals.

Using those recipes you will definitely keep yourself on a good track and avoid processed harmful food. Today's recipe I would like to share takes maximum 10 minutes of your time and will be making you happy for at least another two weeks :) That is a big benefit. Once made, you may enjoy another two weeks, hah?! Peanut butter!!! Yuppy!!!! They say, in America everything is eaten with peanut butter. But what can be better than home-made peanut butter?! Only 2 jars of it! So get ready and grab your food processor.

Ingredients:

2 cups unsalted roasted peanuts
2 tbsp peanut oil (or any other oil of your choice)
1-2 tbsp rice syrup (*optional)
sprinkle of sea salt

For smooth peanut butter:

In your food processor mix the peanuts with the peanut oil, salt and rice syrup if you like.
Turn the processor on. It might take about 1.5-2 minutes to achieve the needed smooth texture. Ready peanut butter place in a jar and it may be stored in fridge for about 2 weeks.

For chunky peanut butter:

Set aside about 1/2 cup of peanuts.
Mix the rest of the peanuts with the oil,salt and if wishes rice syrup. Pour the mixture into the food processor.
Turn the processor on and reach the smooth texture.
Add rest of the peanuts and process or another couple of seconds to make chunky pieces in your butter. READY!!!
 Use home-made peanut butter on a toast, with your pancakes, just as a quick snack, in couple with sellerie sticks etc. Explore and enjoy! Because there are so many things you've never tried!