This smoothie is a great way to start the day. It's full of potassium (good for your heart & other muscles,) vitamin B6, and healthy fats--the kind that keep your heart healthy and your skin beautiful! For an extra boost of sustainable energy, enjoy it with a slice of whole grain toast topped with 1 tsp. of butter or olive oil, or 1/2 cup of oatmeal with fresh berries.
I love the flavour that almond milk brings to this smoothie, but feel free to use your favourite milk instead. Though most almond milks you buy have been enriched, they still lack calcium. Be wary of the sugar content in non-dairy milks, especially flavoured ones; they can pack ALOT of unnecessary sugar!
p.s. My smoothie was nice and sweet, thanks to my very ripe banana; if yours isn't so ripe and you're craving more sweetness, add a little squeeze of honey or agave!
1 cup low-fat, reduced-sugar vanilla almond milk (like Pacific Organic)
1 Tbsp raw, unsalted almond butter (i like creamy!)
1 medium banana
Combine ingredients in your blender and give it a whirl!
Tip: For great texture and a nice cold drink, try freezing sliced banana for your all smoothie needs.
calories: 270; calories from fat: 103; total fat: 11g; saturated fat 1 g; polyunsaturated fat: 1.5 g; monounsaturated 5.5 g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 140 mg; Carbs 41 g; Dietary fiber 4.5 g (18% RDV); Sugars 24 g; Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 12% RDV; Vitamin C 17%; Calcium 11%; Iron 8%; Vitamin D 25%; Riboflavin 30%