I’m a deal kind of girl so I’m always keeping my eye on the Thrive specials. This month I was beyond excited to see peanut flour as August’s monthly Q-Pon. (I know, only one week left but we all procrastinate anyway, right?) I feel like $15.09 for a giant can of this goodness (with 90 servings!) is already a pretty great deal but for the next week Thrive Q customers can purchase it for only $11.69.
Basically, peanut flour is peanut butter with almost all of the fat removed. Genius, right? I love the flavor of peanut butter and the protein it adds to my diet, but I cringe when I look at the nutrition label. Regular peanut butter has a whopping 17g of fat per 2 tablespoons. Totally worth it, I know. Then I took a look at the nutrition label for Thrive’s Peanut Flour– 1g of fat per 2 tablespoons with the same amount of protein. Problem solved.
You can use the peanut flour in your food storage and reconstitute it to regular peanut butter any time with a little oil, sugar and water. But I have a few ways I like to use just the peanut flour alone. My most common use for it is in a peanut-chocolate-banana protein shake.
Peanut-chocolate-banana Protein Shake
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 2 T. protein powder
- 2 T. Thrive Peanut Flour
- 1 T. powdered cocoa
Blend and drink!
Another way I like to use Thrive’s Peanut Flour is with a dessert, like chocolate banana bites. If I make these ahead of time and throw them in the freezer I have a chance of making it through the evening without a raging case of the snackies. To make these simple little treats, you mix equal parts of water with the peanut flour and a little honey. You want the mixture to have a spreading consistency. Then you spread the peanut mixture on the bananas and stick in the freezer for a bit, then melt down some semi-sweet chocolate chips. Dip the slices in the chocolate and refreeze. Easy-peasy.
Another fun, simple treat is some apple nachos. I start with a similar peanut flour/water/honey mixture but add a little more water until it’s a bit more drippy. Then you slice up a couple apples, drizzle with the peanut mixture, and sprinkle with coconut and chocolate chips. It’s the perfect little snack with a bit of sweetness when you need it – which is pretty much all of the time in my life.
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And if you’re just hearing about how great Thrive is, here is a great introduction on how to get started.
There are so many great peanut butter recipes out there for peanut butter nuts like me! Here are some of our favorites: