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 senior clinical nutritionist for Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cancer Care, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston, MA. Together with her husband, Dr. Russell Kennedy, PsyD, they have a private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC, that sculpts individualized plans for weight management, disease prevention and management and to promote longevity. Stacy is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and Integrative Nutritionist with the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies. Stacy also serves as project manager and lead writer for Nutrition Services content on the Dana-Farber Web site www.dana-farber.org/nutrition and affiliated app. Stacy is regularly featured in TV, radio and print media. Stacy is featured in the award winning documentary films, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and FSND2, www.fatsickandnearlydead.com and works as the Lead Nutritionist for its affiliated company Reboot with Joe. Stacy was a key member of the start-up team who opened and operated Stacy’s Juicebar in Needham, MA. Kennedy created and oversaw execution of the menu and cleanse program (2013-2014). Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist and works in private practice to help her clients get results with simple, healthy eating strategies. 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. Stacy lectures on nutrition, weight loss, exercise and wellness behaviors to local schools, medical professionals and graduate universities. She has two sons, three dogs and lives in Wellesley, MA, just outside of Boston. Stacy enjoys cooking, juicing, hiking and yoga.