Posts tagged ‘peanut butter’

August 3, 2011

Protein Power Shake

I’ve been seeing a nutritionist and one of her first suggestions was adding protein to my diet. I think I’m pretty knowledgeable about what I eat, but this protein shake is rocking my world. I usually have a huge gap between lunch and dinner, which leaves me starved by the time dinner comes around. Instead of snacking all afternoon, or overeating at dinner, I have this protein shake. At first, I was weary of this protein shake idea because I had tried a few powders and recipes, and honestly, they were nasty. This shake is great and is actually desirable, which makes the power you get from it even better.

What you’ll need:

1 Scoop Rainbow Light Protein Powder

1 Banana

1 cup Almond Milk

1 tsp Peanut or Almond Butter

A Handful of Ice Cubes

Combine and Blend. I use my immersion blender for smoothies because I don’t have a blender, but either method will work great.

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May 11, 2011

A Daily Gnash for ya! (Peanut Butter snacks)

Hey Gnashers,

I’ve been a little busy prepping my home for summer, so I apologize for the lack of posts. Keeping me energized through all these home improvements: healthy snacks. Snacking is the best! What’s even better, is snacking healthy. To get me out of the mid-afternoon slump, I usually boost my energy with a nice nourishing snack. Lately, I’ve really been into peanut butter. Peanut butter is great to have as part of your daily snack, as it provides protein which makes you feel full, and gives you energy. My favorite way to have peanut butter is with fresh fruit and veggies. Today I picked an apple and banana with a dab of organic PB. I don’t but organic everything, but some things were just meant to be made simple, and Peanut Butter is one of them. Organic peanut butter has great flavor and not all those nasty, strange additives. Some people complain about the texture of organic peanut butter but I guarantee you that your local store sells a smooth organic PB that doesn’t separate. If PB is not your thing, a great alternative is almond butter. It’s easy to incorporate healthy foods into your life and snacks are a great place to start.

YUMMMM!!!!

Happy Snacking!!! 

-Michelle