This past weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with the Adams Peanut Butter team down at the EAT Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival. I did the same back in March for the Vancouver Outdoor Travel and Adventure Show. Both were great events and I had a lot of fun meeting people and chatting all things peanut butter (aka gushing over our shared love of Adams).
Honestly, the best thing about attending these festivals with Adams was that most people stopping by the booth already loved Adams Peanut Butter! I just got to hang out and chat peanut butter and healthy living all day! Natural Upside? I think so.
Both events were a lot of fun; the Adams Peanut Butter booth had a wonderful team of four serving up samples and sharing the peanut butter love. I got to chat with some readers that stopped by for a visit, share fitness and healthy eating tips and of course, talk about my favourite peanut butter recipes.
I can’t tell you how many people I told about my Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and No-Bake Mini Peanut Butter Oat Cups! Some people even jotted the peanut butter cup recipe down while they were at the booth!
I love how some attendees stopping by had already had Adams for breakfast that day, or had some at home in the cupboard, or had been long-time fans and might as well have started working at the booth! Also, thank you to everyone who readily admitted to eating Adams straight from the jar with a spoon. I am not alone. I’d say most people who came by already knew that Adams was 100% natural but aside from that, people just love the taste. There was a lot of “best peanut butter ever” being thrown around…just sayin’.
Adams has been featured on Running on Real Food a few times now and I’m honestly thinking about making them a permanent fixture around here. I don’t think I’m ready to admit how quickly I go through jars of Adams at my house though — let’s just say they’re my absolute favourite PB, hands down.
My lifestyle is so on-the-go and active, Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter really helps me keep energized. Often I’m out the door at 5:30 a.m., not returning home until 6 p.m. and then it’s straight out the door to walk the dogs. A spoonful of Adams Peanut Butter when I walk in the door is just enough to get me get me right back out the door again!
Adams is usually a part of my breakfast in the morning, whether it’s a spoonful added to chia and berry pudding, mixed into overnight oats or blended into a big, fruit smoothie. I love both the flavour and the nutrition it provides. It helps keep me full and satisfied well into the morning. Adams is also a common addition to desserts at my house. Of course, there are my favourite, chocolate peanut butter cups, but my favourite quick, go-to dessert is 1/2 a banana topped with Adams and a few dairy-free chocolate chips. Heated up is even better! For snacking, I love the classic Adams Peanut Butter with sliced apple, “ants on a log”, sliced banana sprinkled with hemp seeds and a spoonful of Adams — it’s always a welcome ingredient in my homemade energy bars.
Now that summer is just around the corner, I know we’ll all be spending more and more time outside getting active. Adams Peanut Butter goes hand-in-hand with a healthy, active lifestyle. Adams Peanut Butter has no trans fats, no preservatives, no hydrogenated fats, no stabilizers and no added sugar – now that’s the upside of natural! It’s made with just peanuts and a dash of salt so you can add it to your diet without compromising your healthy lifestyle. Living a natural life is important to me but I still love to enjoy my favourite foods. Adams Peanut Butter makes that possible.
Adams Natural Peanut Butter makes a great addition to any healthy, natural kitchen. It’s a staple at my house that probably gets used more than any other ingredient in the pantry. It’s so versatile it can be used in everything from curries, to salad dressings, sauces, dips and spreads, to homemade bars, baking, pancakes and more!
Well, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about how much I love Adams. Let’s get to these delicious bars, shall we?! They’re no-bake, packed with chocolate peanut butter flavour, have no added refined sugar, come together in just a few minutes, and are the ideal snack to fuel all your summer adventures, naturally!
- 1 cup tightly packed, pitted medjool dates
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1¼ cup oats
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter
- ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- Place the dates in a food processor until they form a dough.
- Remove from the food processor and in a large bowl, stir in the rest of the ingredients until well mixed.
- Line a square baking pan with parchment or wax paper and then press the dough tightly into the pan.
- Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
- Lift out of the pan, cut into 8 bars and enjoy!
A huge thank you to Adams for inviting me to attend those two wonderful events with them. And I’d also like to thank everyone who came down to visit. The Adams team and I had a great time meeting everyone who stopped by. Peanut butter lovers unite! Thanks again for being here on Running on Real Food once again, Adams, you’re the best!! I mean it.
For more simple and naturally delicious recipes, visit adamspeanutbutter.ca. The Adams Peanut Butter product line includes a variety of options to satisfy different natural peanut butter preferences. Try it in one of these 4 varieties:
- Adams 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- Adams 100% Natural Creamy Unsalted Peanut Butter
- Adams 100% Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter
- Adams 100% Natural Crunchy Unsalted Peanut Butter
You can find Adams Peanut Butter at select grocery stores, except in Quebec and the Maritimes, and retails for $4.99-$5.99/500 g. My favourite variety to eat on its own is the Adams 100% Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter. I love that hint of salt! For recipes, I love the Adams 100% Natural Creamy Unsalted Peanut Butter.
So, I’ve professed my love for natural Adams Peanut Butter. Now it’s your turn! Join the conversation on social media with #adamsPB #naturalupside!
Disclaimer: I received compensation in exchange for writing this post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.