Recipe

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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Get a Taste of ADVENTURE

*Although this post is sponsored by Nature’s Touch™ , all opinions are my own*

 Adventure…Fun…Health…Wellness…Nourish…LOVE! These are definitely words that I try to focus on and also words that make my mind and body happy. I try to keep things simple when it comes to life, work, training, and even my food. Life gets too messy when there is too much STUFF!

I am excited to have teamed up with Nature’s Touch to talk about their frozen fruit and vegetables; share a fun recipe that is loaded with nutrients that will help you on your next adventure. I encourage you to enter their #FlavorAdventure GIVEAWAY!

As of lately, I have been doing more exploring and adventuring on the hilly trails for lots of outdoor FRESH AIR! Hiking is fun, challenging, and a great way get outside. Lucy, of course, is a big fan of it too, as she LOVES being able to run free. We pack lots of water, warm clothing, and meet up with my good friend to tackle up to 5 miles through the woods. Before our hikes, I always make sure to fuel up with a nutritious, healthy, delicious, and simple breakfast. It’s a good way for me to “Get a Taste of Adventure” before our hike.

Nature’s Touch Blueberry Overnight Oats

Recipe:

  • 1 cup Nature’s Touch Organic Blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk  
  • ½ cup plain yogurt  
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
  • A heaping spoonful of nut butter - (You could also use granola, coconut flakes, or nuts)!

Directions:

  1. Mix ½ cup Nature’s Touch Organic Blueberries + chia seeds + Greek yogurt + oatmeal + unsweetened almond milk + spices in a jar;
  2. Cover and place in the fridge overnight;
  3. Top with the remaining ½ cup Nature’s Touch Organic Blueberries a spoonful of nut butter or other toppings of choice!

So why should you buy Nature’s Touch to start creating adventurous, healthy, and simple recipes?

  • Frozen fruits and vegetables are convenient, available year round, and taste great;
  • Frozen fruits and vegetables are picked and packed at its peak and have great nutritional value;
  • They offer Pesticide-Free and Organic options!

What products does Nature’s Touch offer?

  • Organic Mangos Pesticide-Free Mangos
  • Organic Blueberries Pesticide-Free Wild Blueberries
  • Organic Broccoli
  • Organic Kale Pesticide-Free 3 Berry Mix

And where can you find Nature’s Touch? I got mine at my local ShopRite in Chatham, NJ.

And now about that GIVEAWAY

Nature’s Touch is having a FUN Instagram contest, for your chance to win a FOODIE ADVENTURE, plus other great prizes, that I know you all will love! All the details are below and make sure to click on the graphic to get more information on the contest and get other inspirational recipes. The entry dates of the contest are 3/20/17 – 5/31/17, so mark your calendars and start cooking, creating, and nourishing your body with these delicious frozen fruits and veggies! Make sure to click on the photo below to learn more about the GIVEAWAY!

 Do you purchase a lot of frozen fruit and vegetables?

What is your favorite frozen food?

 

Chocolate Nutiva Cauliflower Smoothie

You are putting WHAT into your smoothie? YES friends I jumped on the bandwagon and have started adding this vegetable to my post workout smoothie and I like it a lot. I am getting the extra nutrients, it adds great texture, and it is a cheap ingredient. All positives, when it comes to creating a healthy, nourishing, and delicious smoothie. I started seeing this cauliflower smoothie craze mentioned by Instagram rock star Shut The Kale Up and an article written on Mind Body Green. I eat a lot of cauliflower in general because I like that it is one of those versatile vegetables that you can pretty much pair with anything and dress it up with anything. 

Chocolate Nutiva Cauliflower Smoothie

Let us talk about this smoothie! Nutiva recently sent me some packets of their Plant Protein Superfood 30 in chocolate and vanilla to sample. It is jam packed with:

  • 20g of protein
  • 4g of fiber
  • Rich in Vitamins C and A to support your body immune function
  • Vegan - Gluten Free - Non-GMO
  • 120 calories per packet

I am picky about my protein powders as so many brands now have a lot of added junk in it, that upsets my stomach, so I make sure to always check the ingredients. My symptoms to those junky ingredients are instant bloating, which we all know is annoyingly uncomfortable. I have already made a handful of smoothies and I have experienced no bloating. I feel great. Please note that these packets are definitely not on the sweeter side, so if you like your smoothies to be sweet, I recommend adding banana, mango, dates, etc. It all depends on what your taste buds like, but for me, I am okay with not so sweet. 

Ingredients

Chocolate Nutiva Cauliflower Smoothie

Directions

Chocolate Nutiva Cauliflower Smoothie
  1. Throw all ingredients into your blender. I use this Ninja Kitchen version;
  2. Blend away until smooth;
  3. Top with whatever your heart desires! ENJOY! 
Chocolate Nutiva Cauliflower Smoothie

Would you every try adding cauliflower into your smoothie?

What is the weirdest vegetable you have added to a smoothie?

Banana Ice Cream 7UP Floats

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of 7UP®. The opinions and text are all mine*

#7WaysTo7Up

Raise your hand if as a kid you used to LOVE 7UP! I remember those hot summer NJ days at Harding School Day Camp. My Mom would pack me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich + chips + a piece of fruit + a cupcake + a cold cherry 7UP (I loved that pink can). After hours of playing “kick the can” all the campers would sit on the brick wall and eat our lunches sweaty, dirty, laughing, and refueling for the rest of a day of fun. Oh those were the good old days! No worries, except to just run around in the great outdoors with no electronic devices. It was so simple. It was so much FUN. It was pure bliss!

Banana Ice Cream 7Up Float

Those kind of memories never go away and they are such good ones! So while we are being nostalgic, I thought it would be fun to create one of my favorite childhood treats for those days when you want something sweet, bubbly, that brings back those fun childhood memories. This is a super easy recipe, with simple ingredients, and it is very versatile. I know we have all had root beer floats, but why not change it up and make a 7UP float?

Creamy, sweet, and delicious this is the perfect dessert to treat yourself I was craving bananas when I whipped up this float, but you could use any fruit and it would be just as good. And if you wanted to make it more of an “adult beverage” you could definitely add your choice of rum, vodka, and even champagne! The possibilities are endless my friends!

Recipe:

  •  ½ cup of 7UP 
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • Dollop of whipped cream Handful of ice
  • Extra sliced bananas on top and with sprinkles and chocolate syrup for garnish, because why not!
Banana Ice Cream 7Up Float

Directions:

  1. Dice up the banana and muddle a few of them up at the bottom of the mason jar;
  2. Add ice (if you like it extra chilled), ice cream, 7UP, and whipped cream;
  3. Garnish with some extra strawberries and ENJOY!
Banana Ice Cream 7Up Float

Easy, delicious, and the perfect treat any time of year for not only YOU but for your kids! And if you really want to get adventurous and step out of the comfort zone with your 7UP, I highly recommend that you check out the two recipes below for some 7UP Inspiration. 

Make sure to check out Savory Magazine in the “New Flavors” edition until 3/30 to save $1.00 when you buy two 7UP 2-Liter bottles. And to pick up your 7UP you can visit the stores below:

Banana Ice Cream 7Up Float

Enjoy and let me know how your 7UP creations turn out! XOXO

Did you used to drink 7UP as a child? 

What was your favorite game to play at Summer Camp?

 

EASY NuttZo Bites by The Real Food Dietitians

Oh friends...Sorry I am not sorry about my obsession with NuttZo! I eat it daily and I easily go through a jar a week!  And now I find myself almost always wearing a hat, t-shirt, or hoodie that has NuttZo plastered all over it. So if you are on Nantucket and see a NuttZo woman walking or running around the island there is a REALLY good chance it is ME! Feel free to give me a HIGH-FIVE too! I love to spread the NuttZo LOVE and I love meeting people who enjoy this nut butter as much as I do. 

I connected with Stacie a couple of months ago through...yep you guessed it...SOCIAL MEDIA...Obviously! It seems the norm these days, but it is a positive norm and I have had the pleasure of working with her through the business accounts I manage as well as getting to know her personally. I love her recipes, outlook on health and wellness, and that she is a fun, inspiring, and passionate woman who LOVES what she does. So keep on reading and try out this delicious and easy NuttZo recipe! ENJOY FRIENDS! 

I’m Stacie, a dietitian, a foodie, a lover of nature, a dog mom and one of the co-founders of The Real Food Dietitians where we dish on all things nutrition and serve up healthy gluten-free & Paleo-friendly recipes for everyday life. I’m all about keeping it simple by sharing recipes with less than 10 ingredients and nutrition tips that can easily be applied to daily life. You may find it a relief thatdo not recommend calorie counting or “diet” foods and I believe that ‘being healthy’ goes way beyond the number on the scale. Instead, my mission is to help you discover the foods that give you long-lasting energy and make you feel your best - inside and out; empower you to be comfortable in your own skin; encourage you to live life to its fullest; and simply create a lifestyle you absolutely love. 

Head on over to The Real Food Dietitians blog for more healthy recipes, lifestyle & nutrition tips!

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Thank you Stacie, for sharing a little bit about yourself and this delicious, healthy, and easy recipe for my readers...Can you guess what the 4 ingredients are???

Nuttzo + Gluten Free Oats + Homemade Jam + Click for the full recipe HERE!!! 

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What is your favorite nut butter?

What AMAZING and INSPIRING person have you met through social media?