Firstly, I know it has been much too long since my last post!! I have just been having a hard time fitting in blogging this week, but I do have a recipe to share with you all now! This is a throwback to one of my childhood favorites, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich! I don’t know about you all, but I really liked this when I was a kid, and even now! Unfortunately, now I have learned just how unhealthy this meal really is. Bread is full of carbohydrates, which basically turn into sugars when you digest them, not to mention both peanut butter and jelly are FULL of sugar! Peanut butter does have some protein, which is healthy, but if you read the ingredients in most peanut butters there are lots of partially hydrogenated oils, which is code for TRANS FAT… really bad! Not only do trans fats make you fat, they also increase your risk for heart disease! They are really not good and I try to avoid them at all cost.
Because of these reasons, I hardly ever have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich anymore. Sometimes I still miss them though, so I developed a healthier alternative, peanut butter and jelly yogurt. It isn’t exactly the same, but it is good in a different way! I like to eat this for breakfast as it is healthy, filling, and has a good dose of protein and probiotics. Here is the recipe! I hope you all enjoy, and it brings you back to your days as a kid eating a pbj sandwich!
- 1 cup of plain whole milk yogurt (click here to learn how to make your own!)
- 2 Tbsp of powdered peanut butter*
- 5-6 small to medium strawberries
Stir the yogurt and peanut butter together until they are well blended. This is your “peanut butter”. You may want to add some sugar or honey to this, but I am okay with out it because the powdered peanut butter already contains some sugar to sweeten it up. Next, chop up your strawberries and add them to the top of your yogurt. This is the jelly. That is it! Enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast!Serves 1, WW P+: 5 per serving * Powdered peanut butter is a good alternative to regular peanut butter as it does not have added trans fat. It also is a lot easier to mix in with yogurt! If you buy the brand that I did it uses palm sugar instead of regular sugar, which has a lower glycemic index. Check it out below: