I‘ve always been a proponent of incorporating smoothies in to daily nutrition plans. They’re a great, convenient way to incorporate many essential basics (carbs/protein/fats) as well as valuable micronutrients. We’ve posted smoothie blogs in the past that Lee still makes for the kids.
Over the last several months I have tried to simplify MY personal smoothie, making it less expensive, easier to make and more controlled on calories than the initial versions. I make it twice a week (Sunday is three servings for Mon/Tues/Wed and Wednesday night I make two more servings to finish off the week) and keep it in the fridge in insulated cups, grabbing one each day for work and I usually drink it around 8am.
This recipe is simple, nutritious and tasty. It makes my morning pretty standardized which helps make sure I get off to a good start amidst a busy day. And I can drink it while I’m on the go with clients, meaning there are no excuses for missing an important meal or eating junk because it’s more convenient.
Ingredients (3, 12-ounce servings)
- 2.5 cups of non-dairy milk (I use vanilla flax seed milk)
- 3 bananas
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Large handful of greens (spinach, kale, power blend, etc)
- Small handful ice
- Optional addition of protein powder. I generally use a plant-based protein powder. Lately I’ve been using granola “dust” that we make and it serves the same purpose. The recipe is from Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Superfood cookbook.
Combine everything in blender. Process until smooth. Enjoy immediately, or store for use throughout the week.
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