i found a new favorite peanut butter! this comes after ruining the last container i had. i decided i would like it super thick, and strained off the few tbsp of oil on top of the natural pb i had. it is practically unusable. i think i’ll save it, and mix it with almond milk to make sauces. but as peanut butter, it’s a failure.
i picked up a jar of really fancy natural peanut butter, and then saw the store brand.
it looked pretty good… and it was a bigger jar. win-win. the ingredients sold me. the standard, well-known kid/”moms love” brands had extra sugar and extra oil.
i opened it this morning to stir it up and try it on my oatmeal. i LOVE the consistency. it’s creamy, but it has… kind of, pulverized peanuts throughout. no big chunks. but it feels like peanuts on my tongue. i know i sound crazy. but it really is the best pb consistency i’ve ever met. store brand, i love you. (thanks, fran, for the reminder.)
oats this morning were delightful, as well. i’ve been on an overnight oats, greek yogurt + almond milk, kick recently. but a warm bowl of oatmeal sounded good today.
in the mix:
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 banana (it was pretty small, so i added some stevia)
- salt & vanilla extract
- 2 egg whites whipped in near the end of cooking
- and a tbsp of my new pb
and now i’m off to the hunger games. the movie, not the games.