Energy Lifter -- Strawberry Sandwich

I was so happy to see this snack idea in Self Magazine…

Strawberries + Whole-Wheat Bread = Energy Lifter

The whole-wheat bread packs fatigue-battling iron. If you skimp on this mineral, your blood can’t carry energizing oxygen, making you want to nap constantly. And the vitamin C in the strawberries converts iron from insoluble to soluble, a form that blood cells take in more easily.

   

Okay, that sounds complicated.  But basically this combo will give you energy.

Easy enough.

Now… I take this idea one step further and create an open-faced masterpiece.

    

I use almond butter or natural peanut butter. Smuckers All-Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter is my favorite.

Of course, you could put another piece of toasted bread on top and you would have yourself the best pbj ever.

I blame my cravings for these pbj combinations on my half-marathon training this fall.  But then again, I make this all-year round, so…  

Almond Butter and Strawberry Open-Faced Sandwich

  • Whole-wheat bread (I use Ezekiel Sprouted Grain bread), toasted
  • Natural Almond Butter (or natural peanut butter)
  • Strawberry Jam (choose a low-sugar brand)
  • Sliced fresh strawberries

Directions:

- Toast the bread.  Spread thin layer of  almond butter.

 - Spread thin layer strawberry jam (or use an obnoxious amount like I do). Top with sliced strawberries.

 - Enjoy :) 

I just love this combo.

No wonder I never sleep…