Friday, July 9, 2010

Recipe Fridays: A smoothie with nutritional punch

It's too hot in NYC to eat anything not cold.

For 2
1 frozen banana (cut into chunks and freeze the night before)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1-2 tablespoons almond butter
1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk), add more to reach desired texture
protein powder if desired

Place the banana chunks and strawberries in the blender and cover with almond milk.  Allow to sit out for 10 minutes (this will make blending much easier).  Blend until chunky, then add almond butter, and more almond milk as needed to reach blendable consistency.  Blend until smooth.

Seriously, this tastes like strawberry ice cream and makes an oh-so-satisfying breakfast.  Replace strawberries with any kind of frozen fruit or a mix to change it up, but keep the banana because this gives the smooth texture.


  1. That looks delicious! I love adding nut butters to my smoothies, cashew butter is my favorite. The pink color is gorgeous!

  2. I've just started doing that, and it really "ups the game"! It adds such an incredible creamy, decadent richness! I've tried using raw soaked cashews, but never cashew butter--I'll give it a try!


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