I'm not sure what it is about peanut butter, but we have a little love affair going on. When I am training hard, it seems to be my go-to food. After a couple of google searches, I realized just how common it is for athletes who are training hard in various sports/athletic endeavors to crave it. I have a feeling it has something to do with the fat/protein/nutrient ratio. As you all know, I am not a nutritionist, but that is my hypothesis.
Here is a little yummy treat for those of you who lust after peanut butter the way I do:
Jane's Scandalously Easy/Delicious Peanut Butter Balls
18 oz jar of natural peanut butter (If you are following strict Paleo, substitute almond butter)
2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 c honey (you can add more or less to taste- after all, they are your balls)
Mix this together and form into balls. Refrigerate them and eat them at your leisure.
Now this is a food that is high in calories, fat, and carbs. If you are reading this recipe thinking, "Hell yes! I can eat these 'healthy' cookies everyday," you are sadly mistaken. This is a treat food. It is especially good for those times when you need to gain weight, are training like crazy, or have seriously killer PMS/DudeMS.
You will go nuts for them. Get it? Balls? Nuts? Peanut Butter? God I'm awesome.