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Friday, November 9, 2012

New and Improved Banana Smoothies!

Yesterday I posted on my Facebook page that I made a fabulously yummy smoothie. A request came in for me to blog about it... well, I sorta did last October when I wrote She Eats Breakfast: Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie, but yesterday I changed it up a little bit.

My original post included this recipe--

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
3 ice cubes
1 sliced banana
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional)

Here's my new version:

1/2 cup yogurt (either use vanilla flavored yogurt or Greek plain with a splash of vanilla extract)
4 ice cubes
1 banana (I buy the smaller sized ones...)
1 +/- Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp flax seed meal
A small handful of raw almonds
Enough milk to thin it out a little bit and help it blend better (I add this after I already have my blender going)

Much improved! And if you are blessed like I am to have a self-cleaning blender, then you can make one of these every day!!! I am sure that my sister could also comment on how to improve this smoothie by adding some whey protein or something like that, Laura?! :-)

P.S. Breakfast is SOOO IMPORTANT. Don't forget to feed yourself!!!


Laura said...
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Laura said...

Yes, you could add whey protein and then this would be a great post-workout recipe. I might add the honey back in, because carbs after a workout are definitely appropriate. Your body can handle the carbs post workout better than before. And the protein after the workout helps to preserve the muscle you just built!

The almonds are such a good addition for this breakfast smoothie. Why? Because first thing in the morning is the best time for women to metabolize fat. Almonds contain good fats. So, great addition to the smoothie.