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Smoothie Recipe: Banana Almond Butter

You Asked: Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are such a great treat. Especially in the heat of summer. A Sugar user recently asked for a good smoothie recipe that doesn't contain berries since she is allergic.

I just found this recipe from Healthy Chef Alex. She is Mogan Spurlock's girlfriend - you might know him as the Super Size me guy and she is the "vegan girlfriend."

This recipe is tasty - everyone in my family loved it. It is definitely a healthy redo of the Peanut Butter Moo'd from Jamba Juice. Before you mock my bruised bananas, let me just say the more ripe the bananas the sweeter the smoothie. Once it is frozen fruit just doesn't taste as sweet, so put those overripe bananas to use.

Want to see the recipe? Then

Banana Smoothie
Adapted from Healthy Chef Alex Blog

2 frozen ripe bananas* (Peel them. Chop them. Freeze them. This way they are ready to go whenever you need them.)
2 cups non-fat milk**
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until blended, about 2 minutes!

Notes:
*I microwave the frozen banana piece for about 20 seconds so they are easier to pureé.

**The original recipe was vegan and used chocolate soy milk (which I just never happen to have around the house), so I substituted non-fat milk and used unsweetened cocoa powder.

(Serves 2 normal people, or 1 very happy, hungry person)

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pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 8 years
Mmm I love smoothies!
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 8 years
Mmm I love smoothies!
sls1825 sls1825 8 years
Yuuummmm!!!
sls1825 sls1825 8 years
Yuuummmm!!!
mymaria mymaria 8 years
I literally just finished having a banana smoothie as I read this. I do one often for breakfast which is pretty similar, only I use plain soy milk, peanut butter and bee pollen with the banana instead. I have the recipe on my site. Throwing in some cocoa sounds like fun though if it was for as snack! Thanks for sharing :)
MuppetsForDinner MuppetsForDinner 8 years
Yummy! I just threw my ripe bananas in the fridge... and to think, I usually throw them in the garbage!
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