Apple and Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Apples and peanut butter are such a great and healthy snack. Why not make a smoothie out of this delicious combo and make it into a breakfast smoothie. It’s creamy, sweet and a quick breakfast option. A fun take on a classic.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Flax seeds (aka linseeds), mostly used as a ground powder, can aid in the digestion function and reduce the risk for heart disease, type II diabetes, and cancer. A 1 ounce/3 tablespoon serving of flax seed provides 6338 mg of omega 3 fatty acids, 8 g fiber, 6 g protein and a bounty of vitamin B1, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium.
Although they are native to South America, peanuts have made their way through the American diet and are one of the most grown crops in the United States. A serving of 2 tablespoons contains 188 calories, 7.7 g of protein - which helps keep your tissues strong and promotes immune function - as well as 16 g of fat, a concentrated source of energy. Be mindful that some brands contain additives (e.g. sugar) that can lower the nutritional value of food. It's best to opt for 'natural' brands that are minimally processed and do not contain (partially) hydrogenated oils.

By Nikki Nies, MS,RD, LD

Apple and Peanut Butter Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

2 small apples or 1 big apple
1 banana
1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or any other nut butter you like)
1 tablespoon of flaxseed (or golden linseed)
250 mL of milk (cow’s, rice, almond, I used oat milk)
1 heaping tablespoon of Further Food Collagen

Instructions

  1. Wash, de-seed, and chop the apples. Add them to the blender with part of the milk.
  2. Blend until you get an apple puree.
  3. Add banana, peanut butter, flax seed, collagen, and the remaining milk.
  4. Blend until smooth.
Wash, de-seed, and chop the apples. Add them to the blender with part of the milk. Blend until you get an apple puree. Add banana, peanut butter, flax seed, collagen, and the remaining milk. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:

Calories: 412; Total Fat: 12 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 75 mg; Potassium: 621 mg; Carbohydrate: 74 g; Fiber: 14 g; Sugar: 43 g; Protein: 9 g

Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C: 26%; Calcium: 9%; Iron: 6%; Vit A: 4%;

 

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