Hi everyone! I can hardly believe it’s the middle of August already. Where does all the time go? My kids are all back in school and I’m finally getting back into my groove. Keeping this blog going during the summer months was pretty tough but I did it.
I’m sure you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why is that? When you wake up in the morning, your body is in a fasting state and is partially dehydrated. Your metabolism needs a kick start from a couple of glasses of H2O and easy to digest, whole foods. Think about how hard your digestive system has to work when it’s trying to break down solid food, especially if you don’t get enough fiber. Smoothies are an opportunity to get a few servings of fruits and vegetables in for the day, not to mention how easy they are on your tummy.
I came up with this PB&J Smoothie because peanut butter and jelly is my favorite sandwich to eat. It’s probably because I’m totally addicted to peanut butter! Peanut butter contains a large amount of fat per serving which is a real bummer. I try to keep my fat intake as low as possible so I use a product called PBfit. I love this stuff! PBfit is a peanut butter powder that I use in smoothies and other recipes that I want to have a peanut butter flavor without the extra fat. This peanut butter powder has 1.5 grams of fat per serving versus 15 grams of fat per serving of regular peanut butter. This is definitely a product I can’t live without!
So instead of a PB&J sandwich, make yourself a healthier version with this PB&J Smoothie. Having a smoothie for breakfast can be the first step you take towards new healthy eating habits!Print
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (can substitute any kind of berry)
- 2 T peanut butter powder (or natural peanut butter)
- 2 T ground flax
- 1 cup dairy free milk
- Place the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth
- Serve immediately