Hey guys!  I’m glad you enjoyed seeing my day of eats.  While I’d love to make it a regular installment, it’s unlikely merely because my eats stay pretty much the same i.e. I go through a phase of really liking a certain meal or combination and then it sticks a while…or at least until boredom kicks in.  Of course there are a few combinations which I can eat tirelessly.  Example of such?  Peanut butter & chocolate…and unless you have nut allergies, chances are you agree with me ;) .  As much as I love Lindt & all that other fancy schmancy chocolate, I still have a soft spot for Reese’s–> cups, pieces, spread form….I’ll take it all.  And that is just how one of my latest breakfasts came to be: Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie.

PB Cup Smoothie

As I prefer not to start my day on a sugary note, chowing down on a few Reese’s cups probably wouldn’t be ideal.  As for still getting in my fix of peanut butter & chocolate?  Now that’s what you call hitting the spot!  Unfortunately smoothies tend to get a bad rep for being “high in sugar”, “a waste of calories” and/or “not filling”.  While that can certainly be the case, I beg to differ with this smoothie.  Given the use of raw oats (complex carbs), natural peanut butter (healthy fats), protein powder (lean protein), unsweetened cocoa powder (flavonoids) & unsweetened almond milk (calcium)* , it contains a good balance of nutrients…and I’m willing to put my money on it keeping you full for a fair few hours.  And aside from tasting like a cup of dessert for breakfast, it’s also suitable for various dietary requirements including vegan, gluten-free**, plant-based…you are welcome :) .  And if peanut butter isn’t an option, almond butter tastes equally delicious. 

PB Cup Smoothie (UP)

Before I share the recipe for this Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie, I just wanted to clarify about xanthan gum as a few friends have been messaging me about it. Despite its weird name, xanthan gum is nothing more than a tasteless, plant-based fiber that acts as a thickener and emulsifier.  If you prefer your smoothies on the thicker & creamier side, I’d highly recommend getting your hands on a bag- even half a teaspoon is enough to do the trick.   Just look at that consistency:

PB Cup Smoothie Spoon

 Now for that recipe: [click to continue…]

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Hey guys! Going through my blog archives, I don’t think I’ve ever showcased what I typically eat in a day…at least not that I can recall.  As you guys know, I’m currently following Kayla Itsines’ 12-Week Bikini Body Program.  While her workouts do come with a H.E.L.P. Nutrition Guide, I’m not following it.  After years […]

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First post of 2015

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Belated Merry Christmas, guys! Hope you all ate, drank and were very merry!  As much as I wish that Bombay resembled some kind of winter wonderland and  carried a festive air, my Christmas weekend ended up being fab.  While Christmas in London for me tends to mean a turkey lunch with all the trimmings, I […]

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