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  • Today is National Peanut Butter Day!

    Most of the research suggesting health benefits to nuts has involved lowering the risk of heart or cardiovascular disease or their risk factors. But there is some evidence nuts may help with other diseases as well. For example, peanuts are a source of the phytochemical resveratrol (also found in grape skins and red wine). A recent German study explored resveratrol’s possible cancer-preventing effects in colorectal cells.

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    However, Kids, tread lightly cos PB is loaded with carbs and not all of them are good. Trader Joe’s had a fabulous low carb PB, Valencia peanuts with roasted flax seeds that was incredible, but I hear they discontinued it. Tragic, cos it was 1 gr of carb for 1 Tbs. Now THAT’S a low carb PB!

    indexLow-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
    • 4 fl oz water
    • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
    • 1 tbsp sugar free peanut butter
    • 1 cup of ice

    Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.  Only 6 grams of carbs.