I’ve yet to come across a runner with an affinity for peanut butter. Too often, this nutty deliciousness is associated with decadent desserts that runners should try and minimize their consumption of. Here is a list of 10 healthy peanut butter recipes that you seriously need to try.

banana peanut butter smoothie1) Peanut butter banana smoothie

Made with Greek yogurt, banana, a dash of milk, vanilla and of course, peanut butter, this smoothie is a healthy way to start your day and still get your peanut butter fix in. Blending with ice also makes this smoothie a great post-run recovery snack on humid days.

2) Peanut butter cup chia pudding

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This recipe’s author was looking for the taste of a Reese’s peanut butter cup, without all the unhealthiness of the packaged treat.

muffins3) Banana peanut butter oat muffins

This muffin recipe is made without oil or flour. The oil is replaced by Greek yogurt and rolled oats takes the place of the flour. All of the ingredients are combined together in a blender or food processor for a smooth final product. Each muffin is only approximately 160 calories.

4) Peanut butter apple nachosapple nachos

No, you didn’t read that wrong, we said peanut butter apple NACHOS. This recipe is a great way to get kids (or adults for that matter), excited about eating healthfully. We think the topping options could be endless too, slivered nuts, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, hemp hearts, etc.

peanut butter ice cream5) Two ingredient peanut butter ice cream

Ice cream made from frozen bananas, also affectionately dubbed, “nice cream,” is one of our must-try foods this summer (check out our top five list here). This recipe, with only two ingredients, is about as simple as it gets.

6) Healthy homemade double peanut butterHealthy-Double-Peanut-Butter

This recipe’s author was looking for a way to stretch the calories in her favourite peanut butter a little farther. By blending peanut butter with soy milk and peanut flour, the taste isn’t sacrificed, but the fat content is lowered.

7) Spicy sriracha tofu peanut butter

Despite the fact that peanut butter is usually reserved for desserts, or breakfast, it can play a role in a healthy savoury dinner dish, as proved by this spicy sriracha tofu recipe.

granola bars

8) Easy healthy homemade granola

These granola bars are naturally sweetened and chock-full of good-for-you ingredients.

9) Asian kale salad with creamy peanut dressing

This summer, we’ve been really into making our own salad dressings, rather than relying on store-bought varieties, that often include weird additives and preservatives. The secret ingredient for this salad dressing is… yes, you guessed it, peanut butter.

10) Three ingredient peanut butter cereal barscereal bars

These bars are easy to make and easy to pack for a quick pre-run snack.


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