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ALMOND JOY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
This delectable almond joy protein smoothie is one of my FAVORITES!
It packs the all-important 1-2 punch of delicious AND nourishing!
A great healthy replacement for your ice cream or milkshake cravings, this thick, rich smoothie is filled with protein, electrolytes, potassium, and just enough healthy fats to keep your skin radiant and your belly feeling full.
Enjoy as a guilt free, well balanced dessert substitute (1 cup) or enjoy it as a full on meal replacement!
I hope you enJOY this healthy version of my favorite childhood candy!
A high power blender can easily pulverize sticky dates. If you have a “regular” blender you will want to soak the dates first. 🙂
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- 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Water
- 1 Tbsp Raw Cacao
- 1 Tbsp Almond Butter OR 12 almonds
- 1 Tbsp Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1 Pitted Dates
- 1 Bananas (fresh or frozen)
- 1 Tbsp Shredded Coconut
- Ice (if using fresh banana)
- Sliced Almonds
- Cacao Nibs
- Shredded Coconut
- Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
- Top with optional garnish!
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALMONDS
Compared to all other nuts, almonds are the most packed with nutrients and beneficial components.
Usually eaten raw, almonds are also enjoyed sprinkled on salads, throughout casseroles, and other dishes.
Almond milk is also a delicious beverage, and a great alternative to less the nutritious cow’s milk.
A few benefits of almonds can be seen below.
Bone Health: being a great source of phosphorous almonds help boost the strength and durability of bones and teeth while also preventing the onset of age-related conditions like osteoporosis.
Immune System Strength: Almonds are great sources for alkali materials, and this is known to benefit the strength of the immune system, as well as increase the ability to stave off diseases and various health conditions.
Boosts energy: A great source of manganese, copper and Riboflavin almonds help with the production of energy and metabolic rate.
When on the go, grab a handful of almonds to get you through the day without filling you up with calories or fat.