Peanut Butter and Berry Smoothie

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You probably have never had peanut butter like this! No guilt, just good taste and a nice, healthy kick of protein!

Blend in fresh fruit for a smooth shake that’s berry delicious. So, Start your day off right or take a minute to enjoy a mid-afternoon snack packed with goodies to keep you moving the rest of the day.

This is sure to become a favorite!

Here is the recipe…….

Peanut Butter and Berry Smoothie

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Studies are showing that when we are already stressed out, reaching for junk food is a normal response.

A really bad response.

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Exactly how bad?

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Slow Cooker Apple Nut Crisp

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Throw a gala! Chopped pecans and granola add the crisped to this easy Gala apple dish. Don’t forget a dollop of ice cream (fat free of course!) for that finishing touch.

 Ingredients:

3/4 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar, separated
1 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
pinch nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/3 cup Smart Balance® Original Buttery Spread
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup granola cereal
1 tbsp cornstarch
6 cups Gala apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 cups fat-free ice cream (or frozen yogurt), for serving

Directions:

Mix flour, brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl.

Combine butter in with the mixture using a fork or your fingers until coarse crumbs form. Stir in chopped pecans and granola and set aside.

Whisk together remaining 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

Place the apples in the bottom of the slow cooker, then stir in the cornstarch mixture and squeeze the lemon juice over the top; toss well.

Sprinkle the pecan-crumb topping over the top. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 1/2 hours, or until the apples are tender.

After cooking time is complete, uncover the slow cooker to allow the crisp topping to harden for about an hour. Serve this dish with 1/2 cup scoop reduced fat vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Nutrition Info:

Makes 12 servings. 1/2 cup apple crisp, 1/3 cup fat free ice cream per serving.

 Nutrition Per Serving:

Calories 289
Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
2g
Trans Fatty Acid 
0g
Poly Fat 3g
Mono Fat 4g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
91mg
Carbohydrates
51g
Dietary Fiber
3g
Total Sugars
35g
Protein
4g