Afternoon cravings – we’ll always have them
If your belly is growling and you are constantly rummaging through the drawers in your desk at work trying to find a treat, don’t worry; we’ve all bee there. Even as kids, if you were anything like me, you probably were constantly asking mom or dad for a snack. Looks like that’s a habit we don’t grow out of!
Well, I have a special somethin’ somethin’ that’s going to help appease the gods of cravings, that will give you some extra energy to take on the day, (or energy after a workout!) and that will also remind you of those favourite childhood snacks you used to love.
Today’s recipe: Salty Cinnamon Peanut Butter and Cranberry Jelly Spread, a classic treat from your childhood, but with a gourmet twist to fit your foodie adulthood. This recipe is quite simple (but tasty) so you can use it in other things like smoothies or ‘fancy toasts’ (I provide a couple ideas at the end of the post)
Get your peanuts ready, a few cranberries, and come over to the kitchen!
The idea here was to create a not-too-sinful-but-oh-so-deicious recipe using simple, natural ingredients. Our focus was on performance and energy boosting, but also on creating something that can be eaten when you have a craving of sorts. I mean, how many of us have had a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter to get you through that “It’s 3PM and I am kinda hungry but not a lot” funk.
Like I said, this spread can be used on toast by itself, but it can also be added as a booster to your morning smoothie or post-workout shake. The tanginess of the cranberry jelly adds a really nice layer of flavour to the salty cinnamon peanut butter (it tastes like a holiday!). OH! And I didn’t add any extra sugar, so it’s a total win-win.
Ok, ‘nuff chattin’, let’s get jammin’. Hope you’ll enjoy this updated treat: Salty Cinnamon Peanut Butter and Cranberry Jelly Spread.
*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patience Fruit & Co.
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The Artful Desperado
The Artful Desperado, AKA Gabriel Cabrera, is a photographer, adventurer and food lover living in Vancouver, BC. He shares his passions on his blog, which he calls "an online gallery designed to showcase the raddest digs in food, art, and design – basically all the good things in life!"Visit blog