Many people who are trying to lose weight avoid foods with a high fat content, especially peanut butter. However, the fat in peanut butter is a heart healthy fat rich in protein and vitamins that should be eaten in moderation. Incorporating nut butter into your daily diet is a good way to get the nutritional benefits of nuts and can actually assist with weight loss.. Peanuts have an interesting history that dates back as far as 950 B.C., originating in [...]
Blackberries and raspberries are powerful superfoods. They may be little, but they are big on antioxidants! Delicious and full of vitamins, they are the perfect breakfast solution for my morning Blast and they work great as a snack, too. Antioxidants are the nutrients in foods that prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. When our body’s cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals, which can cause damage. Antioxidants act as free radical scavengers, preventing and repairing damage [...]
Today is St. Patrick’s Day and I’ve been looking forward to drinking green-colored shakes all year! Sadly, most of them are loaded with fat, sugar and artificial flavors. So, I went on a mission to find something similar, but much healthier, than my old green friend. After experimenting and combining a few different recipes, I came up with a new and improved version – the Skinnier Shamrock Shake. Shamrock Shake Ingredient 1 frozen banana large handful of spinach ¼ ripe [...]
It’s a big weekend for debauchery thanks to St. Patrick’s Day, so start the weekend off on the right foot by drinking this skinny green Blast, filled with vitamins A, C, K, iron, fiber, and so much more. Eat your heart out, Skinny Green Blast 1 handful spinach 1 handful kale 1 small banana 1/2 cup pineapple 1/2 greek yogurt (filled with probiotics) Water to the MAX line Add ingredients to your Tall Cup and extract for 30 seconds, or [...]
Raw’kin Snack of the Week!This incredible recipe will give you that burst of energy you probably need first thing in the morning. Be sure to half the recipe (from the always drool-inducing blog This Rawsome Vegan Life) so it fits in your NutriBullet Tall Cup. Give it a quick twist and soon, you’ll be guzzling this down. Yum. Click here for the full recipe.