My Kind of Super Food

September 8, 2010

I wanted to share with you another of my food loves.

It is not a single food, although I do adore all these components separately. They are glorious in their own right. However, when their powers combine, much like those Planeteer Kids from Captain Planet, something incredible happens…

Sticky, rich nut butter, so wholesome and earthy. This is real power food; I swear Superman must have always had a tablespoon before zooming off to catch those pesky crims. On top of this wonder paste, lie slices of sweet banana – another super food, championed by the superhero, Banana Man. Nut butter and banana truly are a match made in heaven. Elvis, who some would argue had super powers of his own, made this combination famous. Although he would also add in some greasy bacon. I’m not so keen on this idea. In the end Elvis’ superpowers were notably diminished. Don’t’ blame the bacon…or maybe we should…

Enveloping the nut butter and banana are two slices of toasted bread. The warm dough base melts the nut butter, turning it delightfully gooey and allowing it to spread liberally around the banana slices, intertwining ever so cordially. A humble dietary staple, the bread largely provides a functional purpose for this heavenly meal. However, by choosing something wholesome, like grainy sourdough with seeds, the bread is given a chance to contribute beautiful, nutty flavours of its own. It becomes a key player, rounding out this delicious, humble, nutritious meal. Food fit for a superhero.

I implore you to try this combination. I’m sure that the Planeteers tucked into these before bringing down Captain Pollution, during their world-saving escapades. It truly is a super sandwich.

Heidi xo
  • hollypop September 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    you are so mean to post my pre-coeliac favourite toasted sammich


  • Yen September 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Would love a recipe or brand recommendation for nut butter 😀
    (I also love banana+peanut butter combo + Captain Planet^^)

  • Heidi September 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Oh dear, sorry hollypop! Have you tried it with GR bread? Im sure you have. It must be the same….

    Yen – I use Melrose Almond Butter. It is divine. The smell is intoxicating. I got it at Coles, but they a huge range at health food stores. Melrose do a whole bunch of nut butters. They are 100% pure nuts. Sometimes with other additions aswell. They rock.


  • Leah September 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Another super post! Im trying this!

  • Heidi September 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    tehehe, thanks Leah 😉

  • Chanel11 September 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Pretty much my favourite flavour combo, I use Melrose ABC nut butter now – sometimes I add honey or jam, and sometimes I will actually fry the sandwich in a little butter 🙂

  • Heidi September 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    ooh nice idea! That sounds heavenly… I am yet to try the ABC, but a friend has raved about it. Next purchase, I think!

  • The InTolerant Chef September 9, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Oooh, I remember these! So very,very good. They stick to your ribs and you can go hours and hours without further nourishment. You're right, they must be a super food!

  • Anna Johnston September 9, 2010 at 10:09 am

    You made me laugh at this but your so right, these things are addictive I swear! No wonder they're superfood 🙂

  • Iron Chef Shellie September 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    YUM! I'll have to try this for breakfast. Looking for healthier and yum alternatives!

  • TasteHongKong September 9, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Let me then crave this super food for recharging my energy.
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for your kind comment.

  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets September 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Haha you know my mom just got into a phase of nut butter love. Except her preparation is a simple almond butter microsprouts sandwich. Yours looks much much more appealing, especially since I know I love PB&B; already.

  • Maxabella September 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Oh delish!!

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