I recently said “good-bye” to 15 pounds of myself. One day, I just decided it was time to let it go. Through some spinning and healthy eating, it hasn’t been that bad.
The biggest trick? Finding food that’s healthy, but I also like to eat (see the maple syrup vinaigrette and green juice). One of my biggest pitfalls for healthy eating was leaving the house in the mornings with an empty stomach. That routinely meant I’d swing through a drive-thru and pick up a doughnut (my complete and utter weakness).
This peanut butter and jelly smoothie (adapted from a recipe from the amazing Sarahfit) is healthy and keeps me full for most of the morning. I added more almond milk to her version to increase the portion a little bit.
Note: don’t skip the protein powder. That’s what’s going to fight off those 9 a.m. hunger pains.
Read on for the recipe.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla-flavored protein powder (use an organic kind with no artificial sweeteners; I use one from our local health food store)
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (we use Trader Joe’s)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/3 cup ice
Blend together and enjoy!