It's here!! We've been waiting (not so) patiently and Fatso Hybrid Peanut Butter is officially on the shelves at Pomme Poco. So what makes a peanut butter so exciting? Well, we kind of think all peanut butter is pretty awesome, as long as they leave out the processed sugars and additives, obviously—it's full of protein and healthy fats, as well as potassium and other vitamins and nutrients. But what the folks at Fatso have done, is to take this solid nutritional base and add in even MORE delicious healthy fats in the form of coconut oil, avocado oil, MCT oil, macadamia oil, chia seeds, and ground flax. Here's a quick recap from Harvard Medical School's blog, on the benefits of incorporating good fat into your diet:
...your body needs some fat from food. It's a major source of energy. It helps you absorb some vitamins and minerals. Fat is needed to build cell membranes, the vital exterior of each cell, and the sheaths surrounding nerves. It is essential for blood clotting, muscle movement, and inflammation.
On top of all that... Fatso Peanut Butter is totally delicious and has an amazing, super spreadable—or even stir-able—texture, and you can use it anywhere you'd use peanut butter. In fact, there's a very tasty-sounding recipe for a chocolate-y protein smoothie on their website:
FATSO COCOA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
1-2 scoops protein powder of your choice
1 tbs cocoa powder
2 heaping tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1/2 a banana
2 tbs regular oats
1/2 tbs agave or honey
Oh, and did we mention they're BC locals?? Yup, Fatso is based right in Victoria. Winning on so many levels.