It’s summertime! That means it’s time for vacations, trips to the beach or the pool and a lot of family time. It also means it’s time to ditch the layers and wear lighter clothing like swim suits and shorts, and we know you want to look your best. The fact of the matter is that healthy, strong bodies are made just as much in the kitchen as the place wherever you choose to sweat. So this newsletter is dedicated to tips and tricks to have a healthy and delicious summer with Augason Farms products.
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It Starts With Breakfast
There’s a reason they call breakfast the most important meal of the day—it sets the tone for the rest of your day. For a nutritious and satisfying breakfast, nutritionists agree that your meal should contain fruits or vegetables, low-fat protein, dairy and whole grains. The protein and whole grains will provide you with the energy you need to get through the morning, while the fiber found in fruits will keep you feeling fuller for longer. This recipe for breakfast success can also help you concentrate and can help keep the kids from bugging you for a snack an hour later!
A great way fill all of these requirements is by making a smoothie. Smoothies are perfect for breakfast because they are quick, totally customizable and portable. We’ve included a few of our favorite recipes to give you some ideas.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
This sweet and salty smoothie is rich and creamy and packs a protein punch.
In a blender, mix together:
- ¼ cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 frozen banana*
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons Augason Farms Peanut Butter Powder
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
*Frozen bananas are a great way to create a cold and creamy texture. For quick smoothie prep, chop up several bananas at once and separate into Ziploc bags to stick in the freezer.
Very Berry Crunchy Smoothie
This yummy, sweet smoothie is full of antioxidants and fiber to keep you going all morning.
In a blender, mix together:
- ¼ c. vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative
- 1/3 cup Augason Farms Freeze-dried Strawberries
- 1/3 cup Augason Farms Freeze-dried Blueberries
- 1/3 cup Augason Farms Freeze-dried Blackberries
- 1 tablespoon Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes
- 1 tablespoon Augason Farms Peanut Butter Powder
- A sprinkle of Augason Farms Honey Powder
Once combined and poured into a glass, top with Augason Farms Super Nutty Granola.
Products To Keep You On Track
The trick to consistently eating healthy is to keep a lot of good options on hand that are easy to prepare. Otherwise, the nearest drive-thru restaurant will start looking really convenient all too often. Augason Farms food storage products are great to keep on hand for this very reason. All of our fruits and vegetables are preserved in a way that they maintain the most nutritional value. Here are a few of our most popular items, and ways you can use them every day.
Augason Farms Morning Moo’s Milk Alternative – No milk on hand? No problem! With our Morning Moo’s low fat milk alternative, you have a shelf-stable milk alternative at a moment’s notice for smoothies and so much more. This whey-based beverage tastes and looks like 2% milk, with all the calcium and vitamins, too.
Augason Farms Dehydrated Peanut Butter Powder – Peanut butter is a staple for any health-conscious pantry. It’s rich in protein and satisfying, so it can help you feel fuller for longer. Also, it just tastes really good! For a yummy treat your kids will love, sprinkle some peanut butter powder into some vanilla Greek yogurt and top with mini chocolate chips. It’s also great to add into your smoothies and won’t create the mess that regular peanut butter can.
Augason Farms Freeze Dried Berries Variety 3-Pack – Many fitness experts and nutritionists agree that berries should be an everyday staple in our diets. Berries are rich in natural antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber, but they can spoil quickly. Freeze dried berries are a great solution! Rehydrate the raspberries, strawberries or blueberries to use in your favorite fruit recipes, or right out of the can to add to breakfast cereals, yogurt of blended into smoothies. Keep some in your backpack or purse to edge of your afternoon sugar cravings.
With Augason Farms, eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Take the time to plan and prepare your snacks and meals ahead of time, so that better choices are always accessible to you and your family when hunger strikes. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make.