Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A is for arugula and almond butter and awesome!

 
 

Today's nutrition tip is brought to you by the letter A!
Arugula: Detoxifies, helps prevent cancer, rich in folate, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, and pantothenic acid [that stuff is good for your body]. Contains vitamin C, vitamin K, and many other minerals. Only about 6 calories per cup.

Almond Butter: has a little less protein than peanut butter and more calories BUT it has a more diverse nutrient profile. A mere ounce of almond butter has around 5.9 grams of carbohydrates, 1.0 gram of fiber, 177 calories, 10.7 grams of monounsaturated fat, 3.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 118 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, 3326 mg of omega-6 fatty acids, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, and many other important minerals [again, all good stuff].

The key here is variety--if peanut butter is always your go-to, try changing it up once in a while with some almond butter. And you may be wondering where the arugula and almond butter are at in this picture. Well, I blended it all up along with a half of a frozen banana in my Shakeology [breakfast for the day].

Shakeology is more than just a protein powder.

Best known as "your daily dose of dense nutrition," Shakeology is a premium superfood shake containing healthy ingredients, including super-proteins, super-fruits, super-greens, antioxidants, adaptogen herbs, pre and pro-biotics, and digestive enzymes. The amazing benefits come from herbs, roots, fruits, and vegetables that range from the commonly known, like pomegranate and blueberry, to the exotic, like goji berry and maca root. These incredible whole food ingredients from around the world, uncooked and unprocessed, provide a wealth of superfood nutrition all in one shake. Can your powder say that?
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