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PB&B Greek Yogurt

PB&B Yogurt with Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds
Disclaimer: Blue Diamond provided almonds for use in this blog post. The opinions stated in this blog post are the unbiased opinions of its author. 
I’ll let you in on a little secret if you promise not to shame me for it.
Part of why I like to work out is because I like workout recovery food.
There, I said it!
I do heavy weightlifting (I’ve been lifting since I had surgery 6.5 years ago) and one day was speaking to my trainer and asked what’s a good thing to eat after a heavy lifting session. She advised me that something with some good carbs, protein and some fat is the best combo and suggested some lowfat yogurt with some fruit.
You don’t have to tell me twice!
So this particular day I had three things going on:
  1. I had an abundance of blueberries (I’d visited the Reading Terminal Market in Philly and everything was a dollar at this one stall, including pints of blueberries. Needless to say, I went a little overboard!)
  2. I had a strong peanut butter craving.
  3. I’d just done a REALLY strenuous lift session (new routine and I bumped my weights up).

This post-workout mini-meal was the result. Now I usually don’t eat before I go to my lifting class (it’s at 5:45 a.m. and I don’t care how agreeable my pouch is, it’s not accepting food that early!) so it’s essential I get something good in me once I get home. This was fast, easy and yummy! I call it a PB&B for peanut butter and blueberries, of course. In my former life I loved blueberry jam on a peanut butter sandwich, so I decided to play with my food and see if the flavor could work in a yogurt set-up.

NOTE: In the end I decided not to use the actual blueberries. (Stay tuned because I found another yummy use for them!)

Nik’s PB&B Greek Yogurt


Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. container unflavored Greek yogurt (I use 0%)
  • No-calorie sweetener, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter powder (as you can see above I used PB Fit)
  • 1/2 serving Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds (the above is a whole serving because the half serving looked sparse in the picture!)

Directions:

In a bowl, mix together yogurt, sweetener and peanut butter powder.

Top with almonds.

And CRUNCH!

Simple as that.

Blue Diamond offers a variety of flavored almonds that you can use in a variety of ways. I must admit I was skeptical about the blueberry almonds (I’m skeptical about almost any kind of blueberry-flavored anything), but I really did enjoy them. They were lightly sweet and crunchy. A nice offset to my peanut butter yogurt.

Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m going to use my current post-workout endorphin high to knock out some laundry.

Keep playing with your food!



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