Leading dietitian, Susie Burrell, is keen to bust the myths on fat, break down the difference between good and bad fats, and why it’s important to keep fats within our diets.
“There are a number of different types of fat, including saturated, trans fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated,” says Mayvers ambassador Burrell. “But while Aussies get plenty of fat overall, many of us still do not get enough of the ‘good fats’.”
“Unprocessed, natural polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are the fats Australians need to eat more of and are commonly found in foods such as nuts or 100% natural nut spreads like Mayver’s Peanut Butter, seeds, oily fish, avocado and good quality Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil.”
According to Burrell, when incorporated as part of a balanced diet, unsaturated fats can actually help lower the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol levels and promote healthy brain function.
Now that your conscience is at ease, hit the kitchen, put down the banana bread for a minute, and get involved with these oatmeal protein balls, ASAP.
TIME: 30 mins | Serves: 12 | Taste: Extreme
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup Mayver’s Probiotic Super Peanut Butter
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
1/3 cup choc chips or peanut chips
- Whisk together peanut butter and maple syrup.
- Add oats and almond meal, and mix until well combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Roll mixture into 12 balls.
- Store in the fridge.