Celebrating National Peanut Month
March is here, which essentially makes us feel like it is our birthday all month long. And, in many ways, it kind of is! March is National Peanut Month, which means eating peanut butter every day isn’t just normal, but it’s expected of you.
In honor of our big month, we’ve put our heads together and picked out a few celebratory worthy recipes you need to enjoy this month! A peanut butter jar cheers to you and your family as you celebrate this delicious month!
Peanut butter and jelly: it’s not just for kids anymore
Be prepared to make everyone peanut butter and jealous while you sip on our delicious, blended PB&J Smoothie. Easy to make and enjoy on the go, this smoothie brings together everything you love about PB&J in a delightful, nutritional fashion. Get the recipe here.
And since we’re on the topic, did you know the first peanut butter and jelly sandwich recipe appeared in 1901 in the Boston Cooking School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics written by Julia Davis Chandler. In her writing, she said to use currant or crab-apple jelly and referred to the combination as delicious and, as far as she was aware, original.
Regardless of how peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made their way into our lives, we’re sure glad they did! Because without the OG peanut butter and jelly sandwich, we wouldn’t have our delicious peanut butter and jelly smoothie!
Peanut butter and chocolate: it really is that good
Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate? Rhetorical question, of course. Get your no-bake on with these peanut butter mousse parfaits that are incredibly easy to prepare and made with wholesome ingredients. Get the recipe here.
And, fun fact, there is a reason that you’re going to find this combination so delicious. According to a study conducted by Penn State University, the reason we’re obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate is due to a phenomenon called “dynamic sensory contrast.” The smoothness of chocolate and crunch of nutty pieces creates a pleasing contrast similar to “the ice cream effect,” which explains why people crave the taste and cold feeling of ice cream. Chocolate and peanuts are complementary and produce flavor through the Maillard reaction, and these reactions have a unique pull on people.
So, it’s not just you. Everyone is naturally addicted to this flavor combo sent from the heavens.
The unexpected friendship: sweet potatoes and peanut butter
Sweet potatoes are delicious alone but add some Crunchy PB2, and you have yourself an extremely satisfying treat! Plus, with protein from PB2 and a nutrient-rich sweet potato, you have yourself a wholesome, nutritious dessert that will have you feeling like a king. Get the recipe here.
Which, according to Peanut Butter’s history, was kind of the intent of peanut butter. Peanut butter was first created for sanitariums like John Harvey Kellogg’s Western Health Reform Institute because it was a protein-rich food that didn’t need to be chewed. Wealthy guests at these institutions were quick to popularize it, and soon, peanut butter was expanded more democratically. The more you know!
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For more recipes from PB2, follow us on Instagram or check us out on Pinterest. Also, you can find a full list of all PB2 products available for purchase here.