I got some SUPER cool Klout mail yesterday! Thanks to a Klout perk, I got a box with three small jars of Planters new peanut butters yesterday. Being fans of nut butter in all of its varieties, we opened the jars up right away and tried each flavor. (Scroll down if you want to see my incredibly awesome new FitFluential tank instead)
Banana Granola Nut – this was my least favorite but still very good, with a mild banana flavor. Evi liked it a lot.
Berry Nut – I liked this one a lot, with the dried berries in it. Evi loved it too, and I think it would be a great oatmeal mix in.
Cinnamon Raisin Granola Nut – Oddly, since I think raisins in any food are an abomination, this was my favorite and Evi’s too. Sweet, super flavorful, awesome. I can’t wait to try it out.
Overall, I think they’re all awesome. Nice peanut flavor, not too sweet or too salty. I’m looking forward to using them on just about everything. Evi immediately asked for more, so we had some spoonfuls as our snack last night. She’ll use them on her sandwiches, and I’ll be tossing them into smoothies, oatmeal, and yogurt bowls. I don’t know how the prices look if you’re buying them in the store since, as an awesome perk, these came to me free, but I would definitely buy them again.
Honestly though, I kind of love when I end up with a ton of something I love like this. It will encourage me to eat more nut butter, and to find cool ways to use it in recipes or toss it into meals I don’t usually include it in. I also have some yogurt to use up, so I imagine I’ll be doing lots of peanut butter smoothies in the near future, plus hopefully trying out some of the ten zillion recipes I’ve got on Pinterest if I can find a few that call for nut butter.
Any suggestions for nut butter recipes, ideally for savory dishes?
In other awesome mail, the new FitFluential tank I ordered arrived! I probably don’t talk often enough about how proud I am to be part of FitFluential at all. I’m trying really hard these days to promote it more since I think it’s an incredible resource and an unparalleled community of AWESOMESAUCE.
Anyway, they worked with ViewSport on these new tanks with the new logo, and on the back they’ve got invisible writing that shows up when you sweat!
I’m proud of this picture for so many reasons. First of all, I’m super happy to be a FitFluential ambassador at all. Secondly, I LOVE this shirt. The color is awesome, it’s crazy comfortable, and I felt really good in it. It’s an XL and fits really well.
More though, I look at this picture and see real progress. I feel good about how I look. I feel proud of my body and the work I’ve done to get there. It’s not perfect (and it never will be) but I’m stronger than ever. I didn’t even THINK about editing this picture before posting it. That’s a BIG deal for me, so it’s something that is really sticking with me. It couldn’t be better timing either, since I’ve been struggling a lot with feeling motivated in the face of zero movement on the scale.