Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

As much as I love Nutrimeal shakes, sometimes I want to, you know, chew something. I wanted to make something that would be quick and easy, and that I could take along with me as I’m out and about. I bring you: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.

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Ooh. Ahh.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

–2 cups plain quick oats

–1/4 cup chocolate chips

–1/4 cup chopped or sliced almonds

–3 scoops¬†Nutrimeal: French Vanilla

–3 Tbl peanut butter (I like Trader Joe’s creamy natural unsalted, but any type will work)

–2 Tbl honey

–1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, until everything sticks together (note: you may need to add a little more water if it’s looking too dry). Press mixture in an 8×8 greased baking pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Makes 12 bars.

Nutrition:

Calories: 175

Protein: 6g

Fat: 9g

Carbs: 20g

These are so good, I think I’ve eaten 4 since I made them last night (actually eating one now as I write this). Unlike so many granola bars out there, these have all natural ingredients without additives and preservatives. When you love your body and give it good food, it will in turn love you back ūüôā

If you are interested in purchasing Nutrimeal, or have questions on any of the other products USANA has to offer, email me at blweathers.usana@gmail.com or leave a comment below!

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Product Spotlight: Nutrimeal

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Nutrimeal might be my favorite product USANA offers. It is a nutritional shake, but unlike other shakes out there that are nothing but sugar, these shakes are complete meals, full of vitamins and protein. Each shake has 15 grams of protein, and are high in soluable and insoluable fiber, along with the right balance of carbs and good fats, making them the perfect meal replacement. I personally make one for breakfast at least three times a week. Because of the high protein and low sugar content, they are also a great post-workout snack.

Here’s how Nutrimeal stacks up against other classic breakfast foods:

Now I'm hungry.
Now I’m hungry.

Nutrimeal comes in five flavors: Dutch Chocolate (my favorite), Wild Strawberry, French Vanilla, Chocolate Whey, and Nutrimeal Free, which is dairy and soy free. All shakes are gluten free.

If you’re anything like me, you wait until the last possible second in the morning to start getting ready (mornings are hard, guys). The problem with that though is that I usually have no time to make breakfast because I’ve run out of time. What’s great about Nutrimeal is that all I have to do is mix the powder with either water or milk (I prefer almond milk, but dairy¬†milk works too), and shake in my handy USANA Blender Bottle (which side note: the process of shaking is a great stress reliever– channel that anger! Get out your frustrations!)

Now I can look like a gym rat without actually going to the gym!
Now I can look like a gym rat without actually going to the gym!

The shakes are great by themselves, or you can use them as a base in your smoothies or milkshakes. I will be posting some of my favorite recipes soon.

If you’re interested in trying Nutrimeal or other USANA products, email me at blweathers.usana@gmail.com or comment below.

***If you purchase a one month supply of Nutrimeal, I will also include a Nutrimeal recipe book!***

Product Spotlight: Mega Antioxidant

 

 

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USANA’s Mega Antioxidant is part of its Essentials line. Mainly because of how super awesome it is. This is the multi-vitamin that all other multi-vitamins wish they were. It includes all eight B Vitamins, Vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, ¬†as well as Folic Acid and Biotin. This powerful combination creates an amazing anti-oxident blend, which helps fight free radicals and prevents cells from¬†accelerating the aging process.

What are free radicals and antioxidants, you ask? Here’s a handy infographic to explain:

Pretty colors and pictures are always more exciting than just words.
Pretty colors and pictures are always more exciting than just words.

What sets apart USANA’s Mega Antioxidant from other multi-vitamins on the market is its quality ingredients, and the care and precision that is put into the manufacturing. The doses of vitamins in the Mega Antioxidant exceed those of many that you would find at your local supermarket. And everything that is put into the vitamin has a purpose; no artificial dyes, flavors, or additives. It’s so pure, natural, and effective that if you do a side by side product comparison, you will see the difference.

Don’t believe me? Here’s an experiment done using Centrum’s Multivitamin and USANA’s Mega Antioxidant. The recommended doses of both were mixed with water, and a sliced apple was placed in each mixture. After 48 hours, the apples were inspected to see which protected the apple’s cells best. Here are the results:

Eww. Just... Eww.
Eww. Just… Eww.

If the Mega antioxidant protects the apple that well, how do you think it would do with your body? And I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t touch the Centrum apple with a ten foot pole. Imagine what that does to your body day in and day out.

USANA’s Mega Antioxidant is available¬†in a 28 day supply, or can be part of the MyHealthPak. A Kosher version is available as well.

If you are interested in the Mega Antioxidant, or have questions regarding USANA’s other products, please email me at blweathers.usana@gmail.com or leave a comment below.