|A flooded area of Bangkok.|
So what is an athlete to do who has relied on a steady supply of peanut butter? A trip to the fresh market brought the solution. - Make your own peanut butter! Here we go.
|Homemade peanut butter.|
Put approximately 200g (~7oz) of peanuts in the beaker (you need something with a relatively small base and high walls), add half a teaspoon of vegetable oil (I use soy oil) and mix it in with a spoon. The vegetable oil makes for a creamier result. Go in with the hand blender. Make sure you put a bit of pressure on it. You don't want the peanuts to be shredded dry, you want to butter them. Crunchiness depends on the time you keep buttering. - Done!
Don't misunderstand, compared to the suffering of hundreds of thousands of flood-affected individuals, this peanut butter thing is less than a micro-problem. On the other hand, I like the idea of being creative and finding solutions, especially for improving my nutritional basis.
Doing it myself, I can control all ingredients. I don't add sugar, salt, corn syrup or considerable amounts (up to 2%) of hydrogenated vegetable oils (trans-fats) to my peanut butter.