We are going to Spain today!
Well, actually we are going to Reykjavik today, but that’s en route to Barcelona. I am beyond excited. And I’m excited about Reykjavik, too! We have enough time for the blue lagoon before connecting to Spain, and on the way back we will have two full days to explore.
As you know, it’s important to fuel up on tasty, nutritious, filling food before spending eight hours in airports and on planes. One of the most satisfying breakfasts for me is fresh homemade bread, toasted, with nut butter.
This is one of my favorite things to do with powdered peanut butter. I love having the powdered PB on hand for smoothies and baking, too, but this quick tasty spread is awesome for snacking. On toast, with apples or carrots, crackers, or just by the spoonful.
Quick warning – when buying powdered peanut butter be sure to check the ingredients. The two most commonly available brands have sweeteners added which, IMHO, negates any potential reason to use it over regular ol additive free PB. Remember, the oil in nuts is not bad for you. In appropriate amounts, it’s good for you. Powdered or not, though, peanut butter is often sneaky with the additives, so watch out for that. I choose powdered for specific applications, not because it’s “healthier”.
This morning I had some freshly baked sourdough that I wanted to have for breakfast. This spread is the perfect topping for a crunchy-on-the-outside tender-on-the-inside piece of hearty toast. And since I slather the bread with coconut oil for toasting, the powdered peanut butter is a good option over almond butter, for example, because I don’t want to over do it on the fat.
- 2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter
- 1 tsp maca
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 scoop vital proteins collagen
- Water to consistency. I start with about 1 tbsp and adjust as needed.
- Honey to taste – I did about a teaspoon
Directions – mix together in a small bowl. Seriously stupid easy. I also like to add cacao to this from time to time for a chocolate PB spread. So good. You’ll need to increase the water if you do that.
I spread this on toast this morning and topped with hemp hearts, chia seeds, and flax seeds. It’s also great with some sliced banana, and I’ve even done it with avocado (adjusting the seasoning a bit to be more savory and less sweet… it’s awesome with some heat like cayenne).
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