Next time the peanut butter, almond butter, you-name-it-nut/seed butter is getting low, turn it into a little superfood treat to take on-the-go!
I’m going to be honest; I didn’t take this on-the-go. I just ate it right at home, BUT I know it would be perfect and convenient to take with you when you’re out and about.
When there’s a couple tablespoons left, don’t bother scraping the edges or the bottom for the last bits of protein.. you can just fill it with clean, wholesome ingredients that will supply energy and good nutrients to your body! Simply add any combination of the following and you’ll have yourself a nice little tasty concoction:
- chia seeds*
- cacao nibs*, powder, butter
- vanilla* or other flavor extracts
- mashed banana
- cinnamon*, nutmeg, allspice
- hemp seeds
- maca powder
- ashwagandha powder
- lucuma powder
- ground flaxseeds or flaxseed oil
- soaked and chopped dates* or any other dried fruit you may like
- shredded coconut, coconut oil or butter
- raw honey* or any other natural sweetener
- sea salt*
The ones with an (*) are the ingredients I used in the pictures.
In my opinion, these ingredients are great to keep in the pantry so you can pull them out whenever and make something like this. There are so many other uses for these ingredients including chia porridge, banana ice cream, healthy energy bars/bits/treats (like this one), and homemade dark chocolate. You can look at those pages for more add-in ideas.
The fun part is that this jar mash-up can be used for breakfast, snacking, or dessert depending on the ingredients you put in.. you can either go for a little more hearty or delightfully sweet.
Remember the wet to dry ratio that comes into play when you do any sort of raw or mostly raw bar/bite-type things; add a little of the dry ingredients and a little of the wet, mix and see what the consistency is like. Add more of wet or dry based on what you’re going for. The one I made was like a cookie dough consistency, which was very, very yummy.
THEN you can either make little balls/bites and put them back in the jar to store them or just leave it in there and eat it with a spoon.
Either way, you can reuse the jar and enjoy at your convenience 🙂
ALRIGHT, GO FORTH AND OWN THAT PEANUT BUTTER JAR, EMBRACE THE 3 R’s, AND WORK. THAT. BUTTER-DO.
OVER TO YOU – Am I missing any ingredients you would include? Can you see yourself doing this the next time you running low on some nut/seed butter?
Blessings to you all 🙂 ,