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The new year has started and with it new dreams and goals. Breakfast time for me is somewhat challenging, so I have created a Mexican Cocoa Peanut Delight Smoothie recipe that will help me accomplish my new year’s goal of eating breakfast everyday in 2016. This Mexican Cocoa Peanut Delight Smoothie has the nourishing protein from peanuts as I am using the new Jif Peanut Powder, pure cocoa nibs that I brought from Oaxaca, chia seeds I purchased in Mexico, orange blossom honey, cinnamon powder and unsweetened Silk Almond milk.
I do not believe in dieting, my approach for a better lifestyle is to opt for a balanced nutrition plan that includes ingredients from the different food categories, portion control and exercising regularly.
Eating breakfast is very important since it is the first meal of the day and sets how the rest of the day will go. For me breakfast is a meal that I skip most days, but I have recognized that I need to start doing something to fix this problem.
Mexican Cocoa Peanut Delight Smoothie
- 1 tablespoon of pure cocoa or cacao nibs
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons of Jif Peanut Powder
- 1 teaspoon of orange blossom honey
- 24 ounces of unsweetened Silk Almond Mlik
- 1/2 cup of ice
- 2 cinnamon sticks optional
- 2 straws optional
- In the blender add the cocoa nibs, the cinnamon, the chia seeds, the Jif Peanut Powder, the orange blossom honey, pour the Silk Almond Milk and add ice.
- Blend on high for 1 minute or two until smoothie is frothy and all ingredients are combined.
- Serve on a nice glass, add a cinnamon stick and a straw.
Honey can be replaced with agave nectar too or with stevia.
The chia seeds can be added at the end and not in the blending process if you prefer the bubbles texture.
In my busy schedule, having smoothies like this Mexican Cocoa Peanut Delight Smoothie makes it easy for me and my family to achieve the goal of a better lifestyle. Adding natural ingredients like fruits and veggies, seeds and good amount of protein makes those smoothies to be fulfilling and good tasting too.
I like Jif Peanut Powder because it is made with only one ingredient: fresh roasted peanuts, with no salt or sugar added, and has 85% less fat than traditional peanut butter. Making it a sensible ingredient for a protein powered smoothie like this Mexican Cocoa Peanut Delight Smoothie to start my day with less calories and sugar while making me feel good and satisfied until lunch time without compromising the good taste.
Jif Peanut Powder is available at Walmart, you can find it in the aisle where the traditional peanut butter is sold. The Jif Peanut Powder family also includes Jif Chocolate Peanut Powder, that contains semisweet chocolate and a dash of sugar. Great product for those looking for an ingredient that isn’t too sweet but that has chocolate.
I am so glad Jif added this new product to their offerings since after all there is more than PB&J for breakfast, right? And now with the new Jif Peanut Powder we can create a diverse variety of sensible options from baked goods to smoothies that have the benefits of peanut butter protein but with less fat.
If you have the same issue I have of not eating breakfast everyday, try making easy and yummy smoothies like this Mexican Cocoa Peanut Delight Smoothie to help you start your day on the right note. I am sure that with the new Jif Peanut Powder I will be able to tackle my goal of having breakfast on regular basis, because this year my focus is taking care of myself to become a better me.
I invite you to cheer with me tomorrow morning with this delicious Mexican Cocoa Peanut Delight Smoothie, you will be surprised how good it tastes.
Look for the NEW Jif Peanut Powder at your local Walmart!