Peanut Butter is one of those good for you foods that is also a trigger food for many people. It’s borderline addictive, right?
While visiting Hilton Head Health, I learned a new recipe that brings the yummy peanut butter flavors to a guilt-free snack with 25% fewer calories but twice the volume. The recipe is called Peanut Butter Hummus. It is a perfect snack to have with a banana, apple slices, gluten free crackers, or celery sticks mid afternoon or late morning.
This recipe has 150 calories and 12 grams of protein. It is vegan as long as you don’t mind eating honey or swap it out for agave.
You’ll need powdered peanut butter like PB2 or PB Slim from Vitacost, regular full fat nut butter like peanut, almond or cashew, honey, chickpeas, vanilla extract and milk of choice. I used New Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk which is delicious and creamy! I am new to Cashewmilk and was shocked at how creamy it really is – and it only has 25 calories per serving. Even the Original flavor which is sweetened has just 60 calories which is 25% less than regular skim milk.
Silk Cashewmilk also has 50% more calcium than dairy milk and is considered an excellent source for calcium and vitamin D! I tried it with this recipe as well as a baked oatmeal recipe, with cereal and even drank a glass on its own. I am convinced I like it better than almond milk already. It also is made without carrageenan, YAY!!! Sign up for Silk’s newsletter for an instant coupon to try it yourself. If you already tried it, let us know what you thought on Silk’s Facebook page.
H3 Peanut Butter Hummus Recipe
Makes 8 servings, serving size= 1/4 cup
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1/2 cup Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk
- 1/2 cup Powdered Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup regular Peanut Butter
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1-2 tbsp Honey
You don’t have to use Silk Cashewmilk for this recipe but it’s a new product and if you couldn’t tell by now, this post is sponsored by them. The stuff is great though and I’ll definitely be buying it at the grocery store. It’s non-GMO certified, dairy free, gluten free, soy free and made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. This is why I wanted to introduce you guys to it! Did I mention there’s no carrageenan?
Combine all ingredients into a food processor until blended smooth together. Enjoy!
We shot this recipe video at my videographer’s apartment because mine was getting painted! I can’t wait to show you guys my new place once it has finally been decorated. Fingers crossed we finish by the new year. In the photo above, you probably see cacao nibs which we didn’t end up using. You can add some to the mix for a crunch or you can add a bit of chocolate protein powder for a more nutritious way to kick those chocolate cravings.
Do you have a favorite peanut butter hack to squash cravings without overdoing it? Get more Silk Cashewmilk recipes on Pinterest and share your own.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.