OktoberFIT Day 7: Smoothie Power

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I posted this photo of my Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie the other day on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I received so many questions and comments on it I was pleasantly surprised. I decided it needed it’s very own in depth post today. If weight loss or just simply eating less is one of your goals than swapping your normal breakfast out with a smoothie or juice is the way to go. I typically save juicing for doing a three day cleanse, and do smoothies regularly through out my week as a  great breakfast option. If you are interested in juicing read more about that here.

There are so many things you can put into a smoothie, but my favorite recipe follows. It tastes just like a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. Sometimes I will add a banana if I want a little more thickness to it, and I often use this post run or workout with the addition of protein powder as a recovery smoothie/meal. Other items I will throw in include almonds or coconut to change up the flavor. Just make sure you blend it really well to get the almonds chopped down to small bits.

Blend all of the following ingredients together until smooth and ENJOY!

  • 1 banana (optional)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cups EACH of frozen blueberries and strawberries
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoon of peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of almond milk

 

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