The 1 Minute Banana Nut Smoothie Recipe to Keep You Clear of Refined Sugar
I recently traveled to Europe for a week. Inevitably, I was forced to deal with airport food along the way. During one layover, while particularly desperate, I stopped by a smoothie joint and ordered a "regular size" banana smoothie. Maybe there's some metric system conversion I'm not aware of, but the thing was massive. Way more smoothie than I wanted.
Regardless, I slurped the whole thing down and instantly regretted it. After feeling sick to my stomach for the next leg of the journey, I Googled the ingredients and was disappointed--but not all that surprised--to find out how much sugar was added to the thing.
Now that I'm back in the States, I wanted to exercise my freedom of Choice and make amends for the international smoothie mishap. Below is a simple three-step recipe to make your own banana nut smoothie--without any added sugars and in a more reasonable portion size. Enjoy!
1. Add 3-4 tablespoons of Banana Nut Muffin nutrition bar dough to a blender or Magic Bullet.
2. Cover the dough with 3/4 cup almond milk (other milks can be substituted). It should look like this:
3. Add two ice cubes and blend.
For a fun garnish and tasty straw, add a cinnamon stick to drink it from!
OPTIONAL: add a scoop of protein powder before blending.