MY GO-TO PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Peanut Butter. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have a serious love for peanut butter and I rarely say ‘no thanks’ when it’s part of the ingredient list. For me, it’s really important to be conscious of what goes into my body and how it will affect my goals and performance. I try to eat healthy 80-90% of the time and unhealthy 10-20%. If it’s bad for me then it has to be worth it! In order to stay on track and prevent falling off my diet, I like to include foods that don’t make me feel like I’m depriving myself.
That’s why PB fits perfectly into my nutrition game. It’s the perfect food for making my sugar cravings disappear. I especially like to start my day off with a chocolate vegan protein Kraft Peanut Butter smoothie. If you’re anything like me, you’re already sold when you hear the words PB & Chocolate in the same sentence but let me tell you why this is my go-to smoothie, first.
I’m typically in a rush first thing in the morning, so a smoothie for breakfast saves time. Adding a scoop or two of PB to your smoothie is a great way start the day and keep you feeling full. The fat is great for slowing down the digestion of protein so that it’s released slower into your blood stream throughout the day. It’s also important for me to keep my energy up given that I am super active and need to stay fuelled.
I had a chance to try the new Kraft PB all natural line and they taste amazing! The best part of all is that the new formulas are sweetened with one simple ingredient – honey or sea salt flavours or not sweetened at all (natural flavour).
Here’s my favourite smoothie recipe below. You won’t be disappointed!
30g of vegan chocolate protein protein
1 cup of almond milk
1 cup of frozen chopped bananas
1 cup of frozen spinach
2 tbsp of cocoa powder (since I like it the chocolate taste to be intense)
2 big tbsp of Kraft Peanut Butter (honey flavour)
For more info on the new line of Kraft PB’s click here.