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Natural peanut butter for protein?

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Posted by Yeager on 4 years ago

I have to ask about the protein part for those of us on long reboots. I know the Vega Protein powder is plant based. What about using a teaspoon of homemade peanut butter with no salt? Is that allowed on the Reboot during the Juicing phase? Or is there something I am missing as to why that is not a good choice?

Thanks,

Rick

CU@Healthy!

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Replies To Natural peanut butter for protein?

  • TheKirk

    4 years ago

    I've been wondering the same thing as well. Over the weekend I used my juicer to make some home made peanut butter using unsalted peanuts, some local honey, and coconut oil, and had planned on using a spoonful or so of it when I add a veggie/fruit smoothie into the daily routine.

  • Yeager

    4 years ago

    Mine has nothing but peanuts. I can see the honey and the coconut oil making it smoother without the refined foods in it.

  • Stacy Kennedy

    4 years ago

    Hi Yeager & TheKirk, great question on natural nut butters! Wonderful you've made your own from scratch - I love doing that too!!

    Technically during a reboot it's just fruits/veggies although the protein powder like VegaOne or Reboot's own are good for longer programs. Nut butter in smoothies is a great addition generally for protein and healthy fats as well as minerals - not sure how well that would mix into juice however ( you could try blending it) . Fine to include 1 -3 tsp per day as desired. Generally you won't need extra protein or fats the first 14 days of just juice although there are indications where some benefit from adding it sooner.

    Enjoy!
    ~Stacy @ Team Reboot

  • TheKirk

    4 years ago

    Thanks Stacy!

    Yeager: Most of the videos I checked on how to make homemade nut butters suggested different things to use as a sweetener, some suggested sugar, but I liked the idea of using honey or agave instead. They also mentioned you could use just about any kind of oil to make it smoother, depending on how much oil the nuts you're using have in them already, but I went with coconut oil so that I know it's not hydrogenated (and for those concerned about a coconut-y taste, you can't even taste it at all)

  • Yeager

    4 years ago

    Thanks Stacy! That's what I needed to know. It makes sense now that you explained it. I will keep to the schedule then.

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