Last Updated on December 11, 2019 by Ellen Christian
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In addition to the yummy, creamy deliciousness, there are a lot of reasons why you should add Lara nut butters to your day. I can still remember when the only sandwich I would eat as a child was peanut butter and jelly. I’m sure that there are still a lot of moms out there that can identify with me on that one.
5 Easy Ways to Add Nut Butter to Your Day
Of course, you don’t need to be limited to just peanut butter. There are a lot of different types of Lara nut butters that are available now for you to choose from including the new LARA Nut Butters available exclusively at Costco.
Nut butters are loaded with good-for-you nutrients including protein. One of the best reasons to add more protein to your diet is because it helps you feel full longer. Just imagine a plate full of celery and how long you typically feel full after eating it. Now, fill that celery with a creamy nut butter, and you’ll feel the difference. If you enjoy nut butters with bananas, learn how to make bananas last longer.
One of the easiest ways to add nut butter to your day is to spread it on your favorite toast, bagel, muffin or other bread product. But, for those of us who avoid processed carbs, that’s not really an option. This is one of my kid’s favorite ways to add protein to their breakfast, but I tend to look for options that don’t include grains. As of October 2019, Lara spread has been discontinued. But, check out your other options here. These smoothies will work with any type of nut butter.
Stir it into Greek Yogurt
You have an added protein kick for the peanut butter because Greek yogurt is also a great source of protein. I choose plain Greek yogurt and then stir in a spoonful of the new LARA Nut Butters along with a sliced banana. It’s a yummy breakfast that’s quick to prepare. You can try the Banana Nut or the Chocolate Coconut LARA Nut Butter. Or try Lara Cashew and Almond butter.
Dip your Celery in Lara Nut Butters
I love celery with nut butter. It’s one of my favorite good-for-you snacks. Celery is an excellent source of fiber, Vitamin K, and potassium. If you’re at all familiar with potassium, you’ll know that it’s necessary to keep a good balance of fluids in your body. It’s also a great after exercise snack. When you combine it with the added protein in nut butter, it’s perfect for those that are trying to curb their snack cravings.
Make Gluten-Free Pancakes
One of the easiest ways to make gluten-free pancakes requires no flours at all. Simply stir together two mashed bananas, two eggs, and 1/4 cup of LARA Nut Butter to make a batter. Then drop by spoonfuls and cook like you would regular pancakes. YUM!
Add it to Oatmeal
The kids love instant oatmeal but I refuse to buy those little packages of instant oatmeal. Instead, you can stir in LARA Nut Butters and fresh sliced apples or bananas for a delicious homemade instant oatmeal. Just imagine sliced banana with the LARA Banana Nut Nut Butter or sliced apples with the LARA Chocolate Coconut.
Stir it into a Smoothie
Smoothies are so much better for you than milkshakes but they have the same delicious taste. I use two frozen bananas, one (3 ounce) cup of Greek Yogurt, 1/3 cup of LARA Nut Butter and 1/2 cup of milk. Just toss it all in your blender and blend until it’s smooth and creamy.
If you’re looking for a delicious way to add Lara nut butters to your day, there are lots of different ways to enjoy nut butters. Check out these recipes using all-natural peanut butter. These healthy peanut butter banana bars have always been a favorite. Or, try this peanut butter granola recipe for a healthy breakfast. If you’re looking for a gluten-free recipe, these energy balls are a healthy afternoon snack. Have you ever thought about serving peanut butter pasta for dinner? It’s easy and a favorite Thai recipe.
So, check out this smoothie I made using Lara Nut Butters. Try it with your favorite nut butter.
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/3 cup LARA Nut Butter
- 3 oz of yogurt (dairy, Greek, or soy)
- 2 frozen banana
- Place everything in the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
You can use your favorite nut butter in this smoothie recipe if you do not have Lara Nut Butters.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.