Luxury spas and retreats are fun. After all, who doesn't like a great massage?

This type of travel is good for our physical well-being and also for our mental health - especially if we learn new behaviors that we can practice at home.

Over the years when I've visited spas, I've collected recipes that I can easily prepare in my own kitchen.

Here is one of my favorites:

Reduced Fat Carrot Peanut Butter

peanut butter (smooth) 1/3 cup
carrot chunks, boiled    1 cup

Blend the peanut butter and boiled carrot chunks in a food processor.

Nutritional analysis, single serving (1 T)
calories - 26
net carbs - 2 g
protein - 1 g
fat - 2.74g
saturated fat - 1g
cholesterol - 0
sodium - 31mg
fiber - 1g

© Chad Luethje 2006

You can make this spread even healthier by using salt free peanut butter. In this case, the sodium would be 0 mg.

I frequently eat this carrot peanut butter at home, and it's also an important ingredient in my standard road-food menu - along with Ak-Mak crackers, organic red grapes, and dry roasted unsalted almonds.

I thank Red Mountain Spa in St. George, Utah for sharing this recipe.

I enjoyed my stay at this spa resort and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to hike and bike among beautiful burnt orange mountains and sample unusual Native American therapies.

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Comment by Allie McCoy on December 6, 2011 at 6:18pm

What a good idea! Thank you!

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