Good morning all! Just a quick Week In Review before getting to the fun part of today’s post! Thanks to Meg for hosting!
This past week was very eventful, so just like Friday, I feel happy just writing them down!
1.) I finished the fundamentals, module 1 and half of module 2 for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I am almost caught up!
2.) I took time to read this week. Like a magazine. Seriously, it’s been a while!
3.) I visited my sister at her job, it was nice to see her.
4.) I sat down and really thought about what I want out of life. What brings me joy. What my passion is and how I will use my certification from IIN to get there. My brain is a working on that one!
5.) I made lentils, quinoa, mac&cheese, quesadillas, black bean brownies, and a new dessert I need to name (go me for the food prep!)
6.) I used my brain. Man, it feels good!
7.) Oh, and I posted some blogs…and a recipe for White Chocolate Carrot Scones…CHECK THEM OUT!
Ok, now to do my job as a Barney Butter Ambassador!
When I think of almond butter, a certain company always comes to mind. I always see that bright blue labe and brown font that provides an iconic taste. I am, of course, talking about Barney Almond Butter.
A couple months ago, I connected with the Barney Almond Butter company and provided some information about me. I had no idea what their social media team was cooking up, but quite honestly, I was very excited. Imagine if Nike asked for your picture and bio.
Kind of the same thing for me. Y’all know I love my nut butter!
A few days ago, I was offered the chance to be a Barney Butter Ambassador!
I am beyond thrilled because I love Barney Butter and want to share the ways this company is magical to you all. Small nut butter companies are important to me because of what they represent. Barney Butter is a California based company and uses almonds from right down the street.
All their butters maintain 6 basic promises:
Vegan (except for Honey and Flax)
Quality (blanching the almonds eliminates phytic acid)
I am so passionate about Barney Butter simply because it is a nutrient dense, chemical free energy source that fuels my 80-90 mile per week training. I eat a lot of nut butters during training, so quality matters. I can’t constantly put chemicals and fake ingredients into my body because it will eventually affect my running.
Barney Butter takes all the worry away. I feel safe fueling my body with this handcrafted butter.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, this company can’t possibly get better.
Well guys, it does!
Not only do they make smooth and crunchy plain almond butter, they also have a few delicious flavors for the nut butter eater who likes to mix it up.
Vanilla Bean & Espresso
Honey & Flax
Cocoa & Coconut
Raw & Chia
My favorite is probably vanilla espresso. It is a completely new to me flavor and I finished the jar in two days. These flavors are spoon worthy but I also love to put them on waffles and bananas.
Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, my favorite recipe for this almond butter is stuffing it in a date. Serve that at your next party #fancy
On August 1st (TODAY! Welcome to August!) Barney Butter is offering you, yes YOU the chance to win 2 $250 gift cards, one for you and for your friend. And I know whichever one of you wins will want to give the gift card to me, but sorry my friends, I cannot win. The contest is called the #HealthyBBSummer contest.
To enter, submit a photo using the hashtag #HealthyBBSummer on Instagram or Twitter, or submit a photo through Facebook. The photo must show a Barney Butter product outside.
Go get your tan on! Explore your city! Share your nut butter with your dog (it’s hilarious!)!
More contest details can be found here.
I am excited for this partnership to ensue, and I am excited to share it with you!
What flavor do you want to try?
What will you do with $250?