Nut Butter Gods

4 Feb

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! It is almost Super Bowl Weekend. Who will you be rooting for? Honestly, I know nothing about either one of the teams, and don’t watch that much, but I do enjoy the Super Bowl game…even if my favorite parts happen to be the commercials and half-time performances. 😉

Yesterday I received a gift from the nut butter gods:

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I could have kissed the mailman.

Artisana was kind enough to send me some samples to review. I have dipped into both of the jars: Coconut Butter and Pecan Butter (which also has cashews in it.) One word: wow. This stuff is 100% organic and raw. No salt added or any other additives for that matter…and yet it tasted so rich and decadent!! It was no easy task putting the spoon down after diving into those. I proudly sported a little pecan butter food baby afterwards. And if you have been on the fence about trying coconut butter because of the price tag, just trust me on this one: It is worth it. Basically, it’s frosting in a jar…enough said.  I can’t wait to try the packets!

Much other deliciousness has been going down as well, that is, thanks to my lovely blogger friends and their creativity. For example…

Angela’s 15 minute Creamy Avocado Pasta:

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I added spinach and some diced, cooked egg whites. This was SO AWESOME. Superb creaminess with a touch of garlicky love. I want to eat this every day!!

Christina’s Broccoli Slaw Pasta:

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Made with lean ground beef and marinara sauce. This was so simple. Just the way I like my meals to be.

Pumpkin Pie Filling Breakfast, based off of Gabriela.

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1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup pumpkin

1/2 banana, mashed

1 packet Vega chocolate smoothie infusion

1/4 cup almond milk

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mash together and store in the fridge overnight. Yep, it definitely tasted BETTER than pumpkin pie filling. With the addition of the Vega, this was a very energizing combination.

Julie’s Frozen Peanut Flour Popcorn: 

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I used 2 tbsp peanut flour for extra deliciousness which I highly recommend!

Lindsay had a great post that reminded me of my love for Amazing Grass:

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Kidz wild berry flavor + almond milk = Heaven. They make the kidz one much tastier and less ‘grassy’ but still packed full over nutrients.

What ideas have you picked up from other bloggers lately?

Time to get to work! Happy weekend to you all!

Coming this weekend: I will be doing a post about where I’m at with working out, mainly talking about my experience with strength training. Weights are getting a great name in the blog world recently and I am loving it! It makes me so happy to see women embracing strength and power. Long gone are the days where super skinny is desirable…Muscles are HOT!!!

xoxo kristi

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15 Responses to “Nut Butter Gods”

  1. movesnmunchies February 4, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    cant wait for that post!! SO jealous of your artisana goods i wish they sold those products over here!

  2. Jenny February 4, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Ah that is so epic!! I am majorly jealous of what you have in your possession O_O

  3. kat February 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    Jealous of the nut butters! I’ve never tried any of those but they sound divine! Can’t wait for the weight post!

  4. Katie February 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    you are so lucky! i would of kissed the mailman too and did a dance! I love their products!!

    I love julies frozen PB popcorn, that is a recent I have made in the blog love share recipe world!

    Happy Friday love! xoxo

  5. katshealthcorner February 5, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    I can’t wait for your post on weights!!!

    I ❤ Pizzerts!!! I'll be posting another one soon. 🙂

    • Sweet Cheeks February 5, 2011 at 1:14 am #

      pizzerts are AHHMAZING! I need to make more soon!

  6. katshealthcorner February 5, 2011 at 1:08 am #

    You are SO lucky girl!!! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you think of each of their flavors! 🙂

  7. Jess February 5, 2011 at 1:48 am #

    I. AM. SO. JEALOUS. I have yet to try any artisana! I bet it’s amazing 😀

  8. Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) February 5, 2011 at 2:24 am #

    Blogs are the best places to find amazing recipes and information 🙂
    I wish Artisana would send me nut butters – they’re so expensive at the grocery store! 😦
    That broccoli slaw pasta is calling my name (although I would sub TVP or chickpeas for the ground beef)!

  9. Colleen February 5, 2011 at 2:33 am #

    Yayyy muscles!! I have fallen in love with strength training!

  10. fashionfitnessfoodie February 5, 2011 at 2:56 am #

    Whoaaaa. All of those nut butters WOULD have made me kiss the mailman – But my mailman is super hot so really i would kiss him any day 🙂

  11. Angie @ The Fitness Apple February 5, 2011 at 3:09 am #

    I just did a post about what some bloggers taught me lately. I’ve learned so much through the blogging community! I wish artisana would send me some goodies! 🙂 letsus know how you like the tahini walnut and cacao one I’m so curious!

  12. Ellie February 5, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    Haha crazy food updates here! 😀 Everything made me go like–WHOAAA…..Can I have some…? Even though I’m not the least bit hungry.

  13. Kayla February 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Yay for Artisana! I have been LOVING the goodies they sent me!! My favorite way to eat the coconut butter is a coconut butter and jelly sandwich….so delicious!

    I want to try Angela’s pasta, too! It looks amazingg!

  14. Christina February 25, 2011 at 1:54 am #

    YAY so glad you liked the recipe!! Angela’s pasta looks YUMMMM and so do the nut butters

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