The Peanut Institute is promoting the power of the peanut in a new consumer-friendly website at   Peanuts are the most nutrient dense nut which is highlighted in the "Peanut Power" section. The "Power Your Way Through Life" section highlights how daily peanuts or peanut butter help your heart, balance blood sugar and hunger, maintain weight, and may prevent chronic disease when kids start eating them early.  In addition, we have over 30 easy new recipes that are delicious.  They were developed by one of the chefs from "Cooking Light". Keep checking back - we'll be adding new health and wellness features all year! 

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Researchers point to the "POWER of PLANT PROTEIN"

TPI, along with Planters, organized a major session at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference in Atlanta. The session, "The Power of Plant Protein", was held in the largest room holding 2,000 people. Dr. Frank Hu from Harvard and Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton from Penn State were the two major speakers, both of whom have worked with TPI for many years.  Kathleen Zelman from Web MD moderated. Collectively, the main speakers have published over 1,000 journal articles on nutrition.  Dr. Hu talked about new research on how plant protein can improve health, especially if it is substituted for red meat.  Peanuts and peanut butter were shown to be important foods for promoting longevity. Dr.Kris-Etherton showed how peanuts and peanut butter can play a prominent role in the "gold standard" healthy diets studied in DASH and OMNI research. We had a lot of interest from Dietitians at our booth as well!


In This Issue
The Peanut Institute Launches
Dietitians Hear About the Power of Plant Protein
Recipe: Rise and Shine Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Rise and Shine Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie



1medium ripe banana, frozen
1/2cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
1/4cup skim milk
1tablespoon honey
1tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1/4teaspoon vanilla extract
3ice cubes


Combine the banana, yogurt, milk, honey, peanut butter, vanilla extract and ice cubes in a blender. Blend on high until smooth about 1-2 minutes.



Nutrition per serving

Calories: 310, Protein: 17 g, Carbohydrates: 46g, Fiber: 3g , Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 145 mg