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Another Trail Mix Blend

This one is high protein and delicious! Combine the following ingredients and store in a large container. I leave a 1/2 cup measuring cup in the container so it’s easy to serve. It makes a great breakfast or snack. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (Bryan asked me to leave these out of his portion next time, but I like them and they’re really good for you.)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 box Kashi Go Lean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax Cereal (delicious honeyed granola clusters!)
  • 1 bar dark chocolate, chopped in chunks (I used Green & Black’s Organic Espresso Dark Chocolate bar.)

My Favorite Protein Shake: Happy Valentine’s Day! (Feb. 11, 2010)

Any special plans for you this Valentine’s Day? Since Valentine’s Day is on Sunday this year, I suppose many will celebrate it on Friday or Saturday. I’d love to get up before Bryan on Saturday and make him a nice hot breakfast of cheese grits, fried eggs, bacon, and homemade sourdough toast, but our plans are to go skiing on Saturday, so we’ll be leaving the house around 6AM! I guess I won’t be serving my love breakfast in bed, but this might be a nice alternative for our adventurous day: a protein shake on the go!

I’ve finally figured out my perfect protein shake. Here’s the recipe:

1 frozen banana (peel before freezing)
3 Tbsp. Protein Powder
1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder (eliminate if using chocolate protein powder)
2 Tbsp. Honey
2 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
8 oz. Low-fat Milk

Blend and enjoy as one of your 5-6 light meals per day!