Chocolate PBB&J Smoothie

Chocolate PBB&J Smoothie
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Quick, easy, delicious, protein- & phytonutrient packed…. yup that’s how I like to kick off my first meal of the day!

Natural nut butters are a great source of healthy fats, protein, fiber and other nutrients like potassium, phosphorus in this organic, creamy peanut butter.  Legumes like peanuts are an important part of a plant-based diet.

Read labels carefully to select an almond milk that’s unsweetened (yes even chocolate can be!), fortified with Vitamin D, calcium and free of additives and preservatives.  Same for nut butters; read ingredient lists to find one without added sugars or pro-inflammatory processed oils.

Buying healthy fats like nut butters in glass is a great strategy to cut down on possible exposure to toxins found in plastics (like BPA).

Ingredients:

8 oz unsweetened chocolate almond milk

1 banana, frozen

1 cup strawberries, frozen & organic

2 Tbsp peanut butter

 

Directions:

Add all ingredients to blender, starting with liquid

Blend & enjoy!

 

Makes 1, 16 oz serving

Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN is a Board-Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and senior clinical nutritionist for Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cancer Care, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston. Stacy created and serves as project manager and lead writer for Nutrition Services content on the award-winning, Dana-Farber website and affiliated Nutrition app. Her app and cancer video series have been featured in popular press and industry magazines. Stacy is regularly featured in TV, radio, podcasts, documentary films and print media.

Stacy teaches nutrition at Simmons College. She co-founded her private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC and works as a nutrition consultant and advisor for numerous businesses and non-profit organizations in the health, wellness, food and technology spaces.  She is former Chief Wellness Officer and currently sits as an Advisor for AVA, a tech-nutrition startup leveraging artificial intelligence for meal tracking, planning & expert nutrition coaching. She is featured in Lighter, the plant-based nutrition-tech tool for meal planning.

Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. Stacy received a B.S. in Dietetics from Indiana University, completed her Dietetic Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She enjoys yoga, running, cooking and caring for her husband, sons and dogs.