This was our breakfast this morning...a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. As many of you know, we are HUGE fans of having a green smoothie or juice for breakfast - the raw greens in the morning can help calm and stabilize your digestive system, help you maintain a healthy weight, and help reduce inflammation. We've both experienced all of these benefits first hand and so have many of our clients.
What I love MOST about this smoothie is that it offers me those benefits plus it tastes a little like a chocolate milkshake so it really satisfies my sweet cravings. This smoothie is loaded with fresh greens, heart healthy fat, and 8.2 grams of protein from the peanut butter. With only 4.6 net carbs per serving, this drink will help to stabilize your blood sugar and keep you feeling full all morning long.
You can add a bit of stevia, honey or agave to increase the sweetness if you need to or you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to increase the protein content.
1 frozen banana
2 tablespoons fresh peanut butter or almond butter OR 1 tablespoon peanut butter powder
2 cups non-dairy milk or milk of choice
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
2 cups baby spinach
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Place all ingredients in a blender or mix until well combined. Serve cold. Serves 2.
~Billie & Jennifer
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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