Snacks

Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

I mentioned while we were in Florida about my new fixation with smoothies. This is a seasonable addition to the menu with a heathy dose of strawberries. Oats bulk up the smoothie and make it filling, and the peanut butter adds a great creaminess. If you know me, you know I drink cranberry concentrate on a daily basis. Cranberry concentrate is much different than cranberry cocktail, and you can tell the difference by taking a quick look at the nutrition label. Concentrate will have about 8 grams of sugar per serving versus 32 grams in cocktail. Cranberry concentrate is a great addition to a person’s diet: it’s a boost of antioxidants, a surprising source of fiber, and is a great aid in digestion. You can find it for just $3.99 a bottle in Trader Joe’s or in the naturals section of most grocery stores. It’s a relatively inexpensive addition that makes a delicious smoothie beneficial for your body as well. 

Makes: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes

6 strawberries, halved
1/3 cup raw oats
1 heaping tbs peanut butter
1/2 cup almond milk
2 oz cranberry concentrate
7 ice cubes

  • Put all of the ingredients except for the ice cubs into a blender and pulse to combine.
  • Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.
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