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Peanut butter recipe: benefits and cons

Sara Manaure
4 min read

Peanut butter is usually very healthy eaten in moderation, thanks to its components. Also, if you prepare at home, peanut butter is very cheap, easy and quick to make.

Now I bring you a peanut butter recipe that you can make at any time. Likewise, I will tell you about the pros and cons of consuming this food loaded with calories and healthy fats for the body.

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Peanut kernels

Remember that there are different foods that can change their chemical composition in the body, resulting not so good for it. In this sense, peanut butter helps control anxiety and gives a feeling of satiety.

In addition, it is a very quick cream to use, either with breads, cookies, in sandwiches or if you want to prepare a special dessert, it is an exceptional idea.

Peanut butter benefits and cons

Eating peanut butter helps you maintain a balanced diet. Sometimes the body requires these extra calories so as not to overextend itself during daily activity.


In addition, peanuts have very good fats for the heart and to include in vegetarian diets thanks to its high level of protein.

Now, you should consider that peanut butter has 8 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. On the other hand, it has minerals and B vitamins, potassium, iron and vitamin E.

Healthy peanut butter is one that is made only from peanuts, that is, a natural butter. If it has other additives such as sugars and fats, the nutritional value changes.

This is because the products that have salt, offer up to 150 milligrams of sodium. While those with processed sugar increase 28 calories in each serving.

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Creamy and natural peanut butter.

Studies reveal that both walnuts and peanuts help reduce the risk of heart disease, sudden disease, and cancer. Similarly, they have been associated with the reduction of type 2 diabetes.


But since everything can't be that good, peanut butter has its contraindications. Well, it has not been recorded that the consumption of peanut butter has any kind of protection for the body.

Also, commercial peanut butters have been found to have trans fats. This minimizes the protective properties of peanuts as well as creating another type of problem for the body.

Consider then that 1 tablespoon contains 100 calories. Also avoid non-homemade flavored butters that have other additives.

Similarly, avoid combining it with other butters such as cocoa, which are widely used in desserts. Frequent consumption can have great contraindications for the body.

Peanut butter recipe

In this sense I bring you an aludable recipe to make peanut butter and do not stay with the desire to eat this delicious spreadable cream.

If you are a fan of flavored peanut butter, I bring you the recipe to prepare the peanut butter base so that you can make the combinations that you most want. That is, you prepare an authentic peanut butter without chemicals that counteract its beneficial health effects.


For this preparation we are only going to require two products:

  • 500 grams of peanuts,

  • Salt.


It is important to have all the ingredients on hand and clean, especially for the blender, which should not be wet or damp, since that would make the process difficult. With everything ready, it's time to start:

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Roasted peanut kernels.

1. Take a skillet and roast the peanuts until golden brown. Hopefully it will shed some fat.

2. When all the beans are browned, put them in the blender on high speed. Let the peanuts release their own fats and make grinding the grain easier. You just have to wait a few minutes.

3. It is pending if it is necessary to use a spatula eventually. When you have created a uniform mixture add a little salt. And that's it.

Now you can spread on breads, on sandwiches. If you want a sweet peanut butter, you can sweeten it with a natural sweetener like a little honey.

This recipe is extremely simple, natural and nutritious, since it does not have additives, fats, chemicals or additives that alter the properties of peanuts. For this reason you can consume one or two tablespoons a day.

Remember that consuming too much food, no matter how healthy it may be, can have serious consequences. The measured use and a balanced diet is ideal to preserve the body.

Although every once in a while, indulging in peanut butter isn't bad if you don't have a way to make this healthy peanut butter at home. Above all, people who have a very hectic routine and require healthy proteins.

Only consider if you are going to make a snack or dessert that the diners are not allergic, since if not it can be totally counterproductive.