Eat– for Good Health

Try my filling lunch idea– a Cappuccino Protein Shake with almond butter toast and raspberries.  For the toast I use 50-calorie whole wheat bread and 1 tablespoon almond butter and if you like, place 1/2 cup fresh raspberries on top. 

Ingredients for a Cappuccino Protein Shake:

1/2 scoop protein powder, vanilla unsweetened

1 cup nonfat skim milk

1/2 cup water

1/4 tsp instant coffee (regular or decaf)

2 packets of sweetener

3 ice cubes

A squirt of fat-free Redi-whip and a few shakes of cocoa powder

Place everything except ice cubes in a blender and blend at medium speed for about 30 seconds.  Add ice cubes and blend on high for another 30 seconds until the shake is completely blended.


9 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    Niesha, here’s an even easier way– start with an Atkins vanilla or chocolate shake, add some left over coffee and ice cubes. You don’t actually need a blender. My daughter Janice who’s away at college doesn’t use one, and she enjoys these all the time.

  2. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    I’m going to try the almond butter toast with fresh strawberries! A Cappuccino Shake sounds good, too.

  3. Reba Studebaker

    Almond butter is a nice change from peanut butter. I’m seeing it everywhere now. Before I could only get it at specialty food stores.

  4. Kathleen Rowland

    Nutrition-wise, it looks like almond butter offers a bit more, especially in terms of vitamin E. I will continue to eat both, since both nut butters offer a good source of protein and a fair amount of fiber. On a small piece of toast, 1 tablespoon of either is enough for a nice taste.

  5. Reba Studebaker

    A person interested in staying or getting slim needs to be very watchful of nut butter calories. Two tablespoons is 190 calories!

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