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PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

This post is sponsored by Biochem.

SUMMER is here and what better way to kick-off these hot amazing months than with a healthy, delicious, nourishing, and easy recipe that will keep you cool and refreshed! Peanut Butter Banana Protein Nice Cream will do all of that and MORE!

I have teamed up with Biochem this month to educate you on this product line; inform you of the health benefits of adding a plant protein into your lifestyle; and to give you a fun and unique way to use this protein powder.

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

Biochem Plant Protein Powders:

  • Include fermented, highly-sustainable and clean-sourced protein ingredients;

  • Grown from 3 unique plant sources and include 20G of sustainable protein per serving;

  • Non-GMO tested and include DNA verified botanicals!

If you have been following my journey for a while, you know that I am VERY picky when it comes to protein powders. I have tried them all and I now know what works for my body. These days minimal ingredients and plant proteins just work for my gut. Biochem offers LOTS of other options, so make sure to click HERE to see all the other products that they offer.

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

Including protein powders into your lifestyle is an easy way to get those nutrients that your body needs. For me personally, I need LOTS of protein, especially with all the training that I do. I train hard. I sweat a ton. And I push my body...whether it is running, spinning, or yoga, I love to move and to sweat, but I NEED to replenish my body with all the goods.

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 T Biochem Plant Protein Mood Vanilla Flavor (Includes ingredients known to diminish tension, stress and tiredness, helping to support a positive mood)

  • 4x cups of frozen banana slices

  • ¼ cup of nut butter of choice

  • ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk

  • Toppings: Chocolate Chips + More Nut Butter

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

Place Biochem Plant Protein Mood Vanilla Flavor frozen banana slices, peanut butter, and unsweetened almond milk into a blender.

  1. Blend on high until a smooth consistency has formed. If the consistency is too thick, you can always adds some more almond milk.

  2. Add in mini chocolate chips and pulse to combine.

  3. Serve with more chocolate chips and a drizzle of peanut butter. You can eat the nice cream immediately, which will have the consistency of soft-serve or you can put it into the freezer for more of an ice cream texture. I recommend eating it immediately!

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

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Gather Superfoods - Product Review

Raise your hand if you LOVE healthy FATS!!! We all know my slight obsession with nut butters, but I also make sure to eat plenty of avocados, mixed nuts, and I always cook with olive oil, and now ghee too. I will 100% admit that I used to be one of those people who was scared of FATS. But this was back in the day when I honestly had no clue as to how to properly nourish my body. Times have changed and I am older and wiser and more in tune with my body and its needs. I LOVE fats!  I eat a lot of fats! They make me feel good inside and out and they work for my lifestyle, my training, and my belly. 

Today I am talking about ghee! I recently partnered up with Gather Superfoods to talk about their ghee and why you should check them out; follow them on social media; and start including their ghee into your eats! ENJOY!

What is GHEE...

Gather Superfoods Ghee is derived from butter. The butter is cooked down to remove all the butterfat/milk solids to create pure butterfat that is lactose and casein free. It is a great substitute for anyone with a dairy intolerance and great for anyone who wants to try another fat that is fabulous for you!

Why GHEE...

Gather Superfoods Ghee is a delicious and nutritious fat that you definitely need to add to your list of healthy FATS. Ghee is an ancient superfood that is known for its amazing healing abilities internally and externally. This healthy fat is known to alkalize our bodies; provide physical and mental stamina; reduce inflammation; and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Some other fun facts to take note of: 

  • Lactose and Casein FREE
  • High Smoke Point of 485 degrees
  • Rich in Omega-3
  • Packed with Vitamins A, D, E, and K

What do I use GHEE for...

Gather Superfoods Ghee is a great replacement to your butter! You can use it for baking, sauteeing, spreading onto a delicious piece of toast, and drizzling it over your nighttime popcorn. The possibilities are endless! Check out this DELICIOUS Gather Superfoods recipe by my friend Sarah!

Who are the people behind Gather Superfoods?

Foodies are the BEST kind of people! When I started to learn more about this company and their founders, I knew we would get along and this would be a good collaboration. The two founders have traveled all over the country eating their way from coast to coast enjoying all that life and food has to offer. Food + Travel = PURE BLISS! Learn more about their story and why they started Gather Superfoods HERE! 

Make sure to follow this fabulous couple on their social media channels to get inspired with healthy recipes, updates on products, and any promotions that they are running! 

Have you ever used ghee? If so, what is your favorite way to add it to your recipes?

*Disclosure: I received compensation and product for this post. All opinions are my own.*

EverlyWell #OwnYourHealth

Have you missed me? I know you have, just tell me YES! I will eventually get back into a more regular blogging schedule. Life is just BUSY! So for right now, I am just doing what I can, when I can, all while making sure I enjoy this beautiful summer and have FUN, but also continue to grow, build, and dream BIG! These summer days on Nantucket are quickly disappearing and I just wish I could slow it down...But we know we can't so let us dive into today's blog post...

 

I recently was asked to review EverlyWell by the FitApproach Team. EverlyWell provides convenient at home testing. Testing that is ordered by you. And it provides results that you can understand. When you live 30 miles out at sea on an island, this kind of service is definitely convenient for me, so I was excited to give it a try. I have never taken a food sensitivity test, but as I have gotten older and become more aware of my body and what it needs, I have noticed what foods do and do not align with my tummy. So I was intrigued to learn if I was accurate on what foods I knew were not good for this belly!

So this is how it works: 

  • You can order whatever test you'd like. They offer: Women's Hormones and Fertility, Heart Health, Metabolism, Sleep and Stress, Metals and Toxins, and Food Sensitivity;
  • Once you order your test online, your box is delivered to your doorstep;
  • The tests are taken at home, on your time;
  • After you take the test, you send it back (FREE shipping) and then you wait for your results;
  • Your results are then sent your inbox! They are easy to understand and use!

Like I mentioned above, I took the Food Sensitivity Test. This test is different from food allergies because a food allergy is an immediate and life-threatening reaction to a specific food. A food sensitivity may cause various physical symptoms over a period of time, and your level of sensitivity can change over time. 

I received my results very quickly via email and yes it was honestly VERY easy to understand! The email explains your results and when you click to view your results you are again given another explanation as to how to understand the results.

These graphics are great and I like how all the foods are nicely divided into different groups and there is NO WAY that you cannot decipher whether or not you are sensitive to that food. Dairy was the first group that popped up and I was not surprised by my results. I used to drink milk all the time, as well as yogurt, and cottage cheese. But now, cottage cheese and yogurt are instant bloating for me! I am okay with milk if it is just in my coffee. I miss having yogurt and cottage cheese, for that extra protein, but that bloating...definitely not worth it! Oh well, I am just happy that nuts were not an issue...ALLELUJAH! 

This was honestly a great experience! I have no complaints or concerns about this product. If you are looking for an affordable way to do at home testing, I would definitely recommend EverlyWell. You can use the code YOURBESTFOODS and get 15% off your kit. So give it a try if you have been questioning why certain foods are making you feel a little wishy-washy! 

Have you ever had a Food Sensitivity Test?

What is one food that you are sensitive too?

Natalie's Orchid Orange Beet Smoothie

I love how my smoothie titles are a serious mouthful, but gosh darn they are so good! And I cannot stop making smoothies because well it is Summer and Summer time is about smoothies either in a bowl or an "almost" empty nut butter jar. As of lately I have been having up to 4 smoothies a week and thanks to Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company I am set for the next couple of weeks. My smoothie game is STRONG! 

Typically when I make a smoothie after my morning workout, I just use water...So when I received a big old box of squeezed fresh Florida juices from Natalie's, it was time to take up the smoothie game another notch. I LOVE this Orange Beet flavor! I am not really in love with just orange juice, but I do like it when it is blended with another flavor. It is a nice refreshing combo. Since you do not need to use the whole bottle for the smoothie, you can save it for later and a little seltzer to it, to make a bubbly afternoon spritzer. Or if you have had a really long day, you could do a Summer Cocktail as well. Whatever makes YOU happy! 

Today, I am going with this smoothie! All of my favorites have shown up for this party and it is packed with all the nutrients to help you recover after your workout and power you through the morning. 

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. Throw all of your ingredients into your blender;
  2. Blend until smooth;
  3. Top with additional cherries or nut butter! ENJOY!

I am having a fabulous giveaway with Natalie's on Instagram, so make sure that you head on over to my account and enter for your chance to win these delicious squeezed fresh Florida juices. And if you have the time, learn more about this great family owned company

Do you ever add juice to your smoothies? If so, what kind?

*Disclaimer: I have partnered with Natalie's Orchid Island Juice on this review and was compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It means a lot that you are supporting Natalie's Orchid Island Juice by reading this today!

Chai Cherry Nut Butter Protein Smoothie

YES...The title of this smoothie sounds as good as it tastes! All of my absolute favorites in one jar is the absolute perfect smoothie combination to have after a sweaty summer workout. Join me over the next couple of weeks with FitApproach for the #SummerChallenge and spread the word about Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Boosters!

Last week I received this big old box of deliciousness from Bob's Red Mill and FitApproach. There are enough protein powders, flavors, and recipes to last me for months. High-Fives to this #SummerChallenge that will entail lots of healthy and delicious recipes. I am a BIG fan of Bob's Red Mill products, so I was very excited to be chosen to review their new products. 

I am very skeptical when it comes to protein powders because a lot of the time I do not agree with the ingredients and neither does my body. I also do not rely on protein powders as they are not REAL foods, but they are a great substitute for getting the protein, calories, and nourishment that my body needs while training. Plus, when you find a good protein powder, the recipe creations are endless...Happy Belly = Happy Katie! 

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods produces more than 400 products, including a full line of certified gluten free products and an extensive line of certified organic products. With a wide variety of whole-grain products—from flours and hot cereals to baking mixes and grains—Bob’s Red Mill has “whole grain foods for every meal of the day.” An Employee-Owned company, Bob’s Red Mill is the nation’s leader in stone milling and is dedicated to producing natural foods in a natural way. They stone grind all common and many uncommon grains into flours and meals on over one-hundred- year-old mills. With all of the sophisticated knowledge of recent times, no machinery has yet been developed that grinds grains into flour as well as these slow-turning, flint-hard quartz millstones of the kind used by millers since ancient times. I LOVE this company and their product and I hope that after reading this post you will check them out and possibly even make some purchases and join the #SummerChallenge to live a healthy and active Summer! 

And now onto that smoothie...

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  • Add all ingredients into your blender! (I use the Ninja Blender and LOVE IT)
  • Blend until smooth as can be;
  • Pour into an "almost empty" nut butter jar of choice;
  • Top with remaining cherries and ENJOY!

I love everything about this smoothie and I hope you will try it sometime this Summer! I think next time I am going to make a Vanilla Mango Nut Butter Smoothie...Mangoes are the fruit of the week that I have been currently crushing on. Yes...they are a pain in the butt to peel, but 100% worth it...Stay tuned...Happy Monday Friends! XOXO

What are YOUR favorite Bob's Red Mill products?