You might be familiar with the phrase “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away”, or “Eat an apple on going to bed and you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread"? Either way, these expressions originated over 150 years ago and it seems like our ancestors were onto something!
Jokes aside, the attention that apples received and continue to receive is definitely well earned! They are not only an excellent source of fibre and contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals, but they also contain a healthy quantity of natural sugars to keep your energy levels optimal, which make them the perfect snack.
What sets apples aside from some of our other favourite fruits is that they contain high amounts of prebiotic fibres. Prebiotic-rich foods helps to nourish your healthy gut bugs. (If you would like more information on prebiotics, head to our ‘Gut Health Blog Post’). Just remember, if you experience a little bloating after eating an apple, that is totally normal. That’s a sign that the prebiotics are doing their job and fermenting nicely in your gut.
Yes, apples can of course be enjoyed on their own, but complimenting a carbohydrate food with a source of plant protein and healthy fats such as peanut butter makes for a more satisfying and well-balanced snack.
Peanut Butter and Apple Slice Recipe
1 Royal Gala apple
2 tablespoons of Australian Peanut Butter
Toppings of your choice (we recommend slices of banana, activated buckwheat or chia seeds)
Core and cut apple into slices.
Divide the peanut butter evenly among the slices.
Top with banana slices, chia seeds, activated buckwheat or any additional topping of your choice.