What better way to celebrate peanut butter day than with jarfulls of creamy healthy deliciousness by Oxie Nutrition? And two super easy recipes to boot!
Did you know that peanuts are actually legumes?
There’s no better time than National Peanut Butter Day to celebrate this pantry staple. What started off as a largely Western delicacy has slowly but surely become part of the Indian palate. Creamy or chunky, there’s a place for peanut butter on everything from brownies to smoothies, pancakes to biscuits. Even savoury dishes like Chicken Satay call for a healthy amount of it.
This January 24th, we’d be hard pressed to ignore what makes the dish so healthy and irresistible at the same time. While most of us might attribute the peanut butter craze to the era of globalisation, the earliest version of it can actually be traced back to the Aztecs and Incas around 1000 BC.
It’s been quite a roller coaster of a journey, starting with peanuts getting upgraded from animal feed status in the late 1800s. While there’s at least 4 popular figures in history credited with churning the process, it’s Joseph Rosefield who created peanut butter as we know it today. In 1922, through homogenization, Rosefield was able to keep peanut oil from separating from the peanut solids. He later sold the patent to a company that began making Peter Pan peanut butter, before eventually starting his own company and even supplying it to World War II.
Thanks to this man, we now have a delicious source of Vitamin E, B6, niacin, calcium, potassium and iron, packed with protein and healthy monounsaturated fat.
As brands gear towards being both sustainable and delicious, Oxie Nutrition has it all with several kinds of peanut butter to cater to your palate. There’s the Original kind for puritans, there’s also more innovative options like Chocolate, and White Chocolate peanut butter for those looking to experiment. While satisfying your taste palate, this doesn’t disturb your macronutrient intake.
The sustainable lifestyle and nutrition brand by Harman Virk, CEO, recently launched a wide new range of health products for all fitness enthusiasts in India. And is there a sweeter way to kickstart your wellness journey than with some delicious peanut butter loaded recipes? From sweet to savoury, Oxie Nutrition’s got you covered across the board!
Choco Peanut Fruit Smoothie
- 200 gm cut frozen strawberries
- 100 gm cut frozen mangos
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 30-35 ml low fat yogurt
- 20 gm chocolate peanut butter
- Half a cup of water
- It’s a smoothie! Just add them together in a blender and blend them till all the ingredients are fully mixed!
Peanut Butter Grilled Chicken
- 2 portions chicken breast
- 32 gm unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 green chilli
- Syrup from 1 lemon
- Pinch of garlic
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- Salt, to taste
- Don’t forget to preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 250 degree celsius.
- The first step is cutting the chilli into small pieces and mashing up the garlic. Both the ingredients are mixed to create the chilli garlic paste.
- Place the chilli garlic paste in a bowl and add the 32 grams of peanut butter to it.
- Next, add the squeezed lemon syrup to it. You can alter this according to how lemony you like your food but we would recommend about 1 squeezed lemon should do the trick.
- Add anywhere between 3/4th to 1 tablespoon of ground pepper and salt to it. As always you can add the salt according to your taste but about 3/4th tablespoon of salt should suffice.
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and then use a spoon to mix up the whole mixture to create a nice creamy paste.
- Now we move on to the chicken. Wash and clean the chicken and then put the two chicken breasts on a plate. Sprinkle ground pepper and salt on both the sides of the chicken. Make sure to massage the salt and pepper thoroughly over the chicken.
- Add some olive oil over the chicken breast and use a spoon to apply the peanut butter paste over one side of the chicken breast.
- Bake it for 12-14 minutes and voila, you have your healthy peanut butter grilled chicken! Serve it with a sauce of your own choosing. We like ours with low fat peri-peri sauce.
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