Smoothie it up

As we head into a holiday week at our house we try to make an emphasis towards clean eating and taking care of our bodies (notice we said “try”…we don’t ALWAYS succeed, but mostly!). We aim to minimize the damage of comfort foods that are typically hard to avoid around the holidays by exercising regularly and eating nutritious foods…and smoothies! 

This smoothie is an absolute favorite breakfast at our house and we felt like it was just too good to keep a secret! Consider it our holiday gift to you! 🙂

The Mocha (Chocolate and Coffee) Peanut Butter Smoothie

1/4 Cup of Almond Milk (or Milk of Choice)

3/4 Cup of COLD Coffee (I used Sumatra, but almost any kind will taste delicious!)

1 Frozen Banana 

2 Handfuls of Spinach Leaves

1 Handful of Baby Carrots

1 Scoop of Chocolate Weigh Powder

1 TSP of Peanut Butter

2 TSP of P2B Powdered, Peanut Butter (or one more TSP of Peanut Butter)

1 TSP Chia Seeds

1 TSP of Flax Seed

Directions: Ice (to whatever consistency desired) Put everything together. Blend until smooth. Tweak as necessary. 

Tip: Don’t put the ice in first…the smoother you start, the easier it will be to blend. 

Let us know what you think!!! [email protected]

Meet a Vita Team Member

We welcomed Blanche Keir to the Vita team this month. We are very excited to add her expertise to our team of talented Dietitians! 

Blanche is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/ Nutritional Counselor, and Culinary Chef.  Her approach to healthy eating is based on the belief that body and mind impact overall health, and that nutrition does not need to be extreme in order to have a positive impact.   Her goal is to help people find the path to a nutrition strategy that fits their lifestyle and empower them with the knowledge to make sustainable changes.

 She has extensive nutritional counseling experience in health issues related to weight management, healthy eating, food allergies, eating disorders, endocrine disorders, heart disease, and high blood pressure.  In addition to individual and group counseling, Blanche has provided wellness classes on various topics including Healthy Cooking, Eating for Energy, Healthy Eating as We Age, Eating on a Budget, Weight Loss Tips and Myths, and Mindfulness-Based Eating Strategies.

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