I’m not too much of a foodie dietitian to share that you may occasionally find a PB&J in my lunch box. It’s not complicated and we almost always have the ingredients on hand. PB&J makes a simple lunch or snack when you’re crunched for time.
The PB&J is one that I recommend often to my athletes too. It’s convenient to pack in a gym bag or backpack and munch on in between classes or before/after a workout for extra energy.
With athletes in mind, I created this PB&J Smoothie for Cabot Creamery. It’s packed with nutrition from the Greek yogurt, milk, strawberries and peanut butter! A yummy childhood favorite filled with protein and carbohydrates makes a delicious recovery drink post workout. Research shows that dairy proteins (casein and whey) can actually help to stimulate muscle growth and reduce body fat.
Tomorrow I’ll be speaking about sports nutrition for teens at the #DisneySportsFestival at ESPN Wild World of Sports following Julie Foudy, Olympic Gold Medalist for Soccer. I’m so excited!! Hope to see you at there!
1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup low-fat Cabot Greek yogurt
2 cups frozen strawberries
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons strawberry jelly
Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Serve in two chilled glasses with a straw.
Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, registered dietitian and millennial mom of two active and hungry boys. Here on Love & Zest, you’ll find (mostly) healthy recipes to fuel the whole family and real life stories of modern motherhood. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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