Banana Almond Smoothie
A banana almond smoothie may not be prettiest to look at, but I love this recipe. I usually have it for breakfast but it can be enjoyed at anytime throughout the day. Rich in nutrients, including protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, potassium, selenium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium , B-vitamins including B12, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C. Studies have shown that raw cacao nibs have more antioxidants than blueberries and green tea! It’s also a good fill-you-up smoothie, which helps to keep me from snacking before lunch!
It’s not a very sweet smoothie. If you can’t handle that, try adding some honey.
Ingredients: Makes 1 Smoothie
1 1/2 cup of Hemp Milk – I prefer “Living Harvest’s unsweetened original Hemp Milk” which has 0 grams of sugar. You can replace Hemp milk with your favorite milk, whether it’s Almond, Oat, etc.
2 tablespoons of Almond Butter – I like to get fresh ground almond butter, which has no added ingredients, pure dry-roasted almonds!
1/4 cup of a ground chia and flax seed combination
1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs. This is the healthy chocolate! No added sugar and very bitter, packed full of antioxidants, and mixed in with the rest of these ingredients it’s fantastic! Great energy booster!
*Note: You can also grind the raw cacao nibs ahead of time, so that you’re guaranteed not to have any chunky pieces.
Directions: Blend all ingredients until smooth!