Tuesday, October 18, 2011

PB&J Poppers!

Craving peanut butter? No worries! It's a healthy fat that speeds up your fat-burning and overall metabolism! It's a great source of protein and FIBER, as well. Peanuts also provide vitamin E, folate, and magnesium.  For more on benefits of NUTS click HERE!

Be sure to eat "natural" PB; this is peanut butter with an ingredients list that includes only one or two items: peanuts, and perhaps salt.

PB and J Poppers

GRAB YOUR FOOD CHOPPER and whip some up!

1/2 c peanuts
1/2 c unsweetened raisins
1/4 c ground flaxseeds

Add 1/2 tsp chia seeds for an added nutritional punch!

Blend together until mixture begins to clump and then shape into balls! Addicting! For more hints about how to make these yummy treats, click here. Here is carrot cake flavor!  You can learn about Laraballs here!

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? Tell me in a comment below: do you like some other version of PBJ? Grape or strawberry jelly? Jam? Add dried fruit or nuts inside? Almond butter instead? Perhaps peanut butter and butter (Earth Balance spread) like my oldest daughter?


elisabetta said...

Colleen, my favorite "peanut butter" can be found at Trader Joe's. It is almond butter with flax seed. For those who like 'crunchy' pbutter it is yummy!

elisabetta said...

actually, Colleen, it is Melissa not Elizabeth with that last comment! It was just her account that was on my computer!

Fresh-You said...

Sounds yummy! I checked it out too and there is a plus and a minus - ingredients: almonds, flax, salt. Great! No sugar!! The only minus, and this is from a photo on a blog (I can't believe what we can find online!), is that the flax seeds are whole - makes a great crunch! But, unfortunately, the benefit of the omega-3 fats is lost when flax seeds aren't ground up...since they make it the whole way through your body! I hope this helps and thanks for the comments Melissa!

Cherie said...

Love these!

Unknown said...

Hi there,

I don't own a food processor, but I do have a Vitamix. Could I use it to make these?

Unknown said...

Oooops! Perhaps you have a food processor 5 years later! I find that even a very small food processor (maybe $25...or really cheap from a garage sale!) works better than my Bendtec (similar to a Vitamix). I think those big blenders do have different attachments of some sort which work for making nut butters and would be good for Laraballs as well! Maybe this will help some other future reader! Thanks for asking!


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