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Easy Banana Almond Smoothie Recipe | Burn Fat Build Muscle

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EASY BANANA ALMOND SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Need a go-to smoothie for those busy mornings and afternoons? Try this easy Banana Almond Smoothie – It’s sweet, simple and perfectly balanced to help you burn fat, build muscle, increase your energy and reduce cravings.

If you use a really sweet protein powder, a touch of vegan yogurt or low fat plain Greek yogurt can help balance the smoothie.

If you have leftovers, be sure to freeze them in popsicle molds to make a great snack for you and the kids!

Use a good high speed blender, like a Blendtec or Vitamix for the best consistency

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Banana Almond Smoothie

4.34 from 6 votes
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Course: Smoothies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
2 - 1 1/4 cups
Calories: 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk OR other milk substitute OR water plus more if needed*
  • 1 banana ideally frozen
  • 1 tablespoon (heaping) almond butter OR 12 raw almonds
  • 2 servings vanilla protein powder vegan or whey
  • 1 tablespoon low fat plain Greek yogurt or vegan yogurt ,optional
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed, secure lid and blend until smooth.
  • For Blendtec: Press the SMOOTHIE setting and blend for 30 seconds OR blend on Low speed for 10 seconds, then a Medium to Medium-Low speed for 10 seconds, then Medium to Medium-High speed for 20 seconds.
  • For Vitamix: Start on VARIABLE speed 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE speed 10/HIGH and blend until smooth (about 30-45 seconds) OR use the SMOOTHIE setting.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg

BLENDER BABES RECIPE TESTER NOTES

“This was fantastic. It was my first time using vanilla protein powder, and I was a bit nervous. I shouldn’t have been! It was creamy and delicious. I omitted the yogurt portion since I’m dairy-free. The nutmeg was a nice addition. This was as velvety as a milkshake and quite filling.

 “The nutmeg really lends a nice warmth and the vanilla pulls everything together.”

“I would much rather have this banana almond smoothie knowing that it is better for you instead of a Diner’s Malt Shake with all of the sweets, creams, and dairy in it! Barely tasted Almond Butter, am surprised by that and that made me wondering that next time I would use About Time’s Vegan Chocolate Protein, maybe it would taste like Jamba Juice’s Chocolate Moo’d, I can already imagine and taste that!”

HEALTH BENEFITS AND FUN FACTS OF BANANA

If you think bananas are just for monkeys, think again.

Bananas have many benefits, when you eat them regularly.

Banana help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.

You can also eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar and then see how they protect against muscle cramps and nighttime leg cramps after workouts.

Women who often suffer from PMS can also improve their mood and reduce symptoms by eating a banana, which will help regulate blood sugar and produce stress-relieving relaxation.

Bananas are high in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.

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Valerie Cogswell
Valerie Cogswell
A unique blend of Chef and Certified Nutrition Coach rolled into one, Valerie Cogswell attended Johnson & Wales University, where she earned degrees in both nutrition and culinary arts. For the past 12 years, Valerie has worked one-on-one with thousands of clients, helping them let go of their dieting pasts and get fit with the food they love. Her decadent recipes are based on the science of blood sugar stabilization and designed to help you to naturally burn fat, boost your metabolism and look and feel younger, healthier and leaner. You can find Valerie's more of restaurant-worthy recipes in the New York Times Bestseller Body Confidence or on her website,  Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

4 thoughts on “Easy Banana Almond Smoothie Recipe | Burn Fat Build Muscle”

  1. I want to try this recipe and wonder if the 2nd serving can hold up until the end of the day or the next day. Or should I be drinking this all in one day (like breakfast and lunch?
    I live alone and can’t waste an ounce of my food. So I’m hoping it holds until the next morning. If not, I may need to cut the ingredients in half.

    Blender babes – what say you?

    1. Blender Babes

      It should definitely hold up for 24 hours. If you get blender bottle it will help shake up the ingredients that settle if you’re on-the-go. Otherwise definitely try cutting in half and making it fresh as needed. 🙂 We hate wasting too! HAPPY BLENDING!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m going to be making this tomorrow morning! Vegan style of course 😉 I eat about 6 to 9 bananas a day so I love new smoothie recipes. Thanks

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