A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for Homemade Almond Milk. If you guys have not tried making your own almond milk, you MUST try it! The process is super easy and the end result far superior to anything you can buy in a store. Plus, if you make your own almond milk, you get some bonus almond meal. This smoothie recipe uses both almond milk and almond meal. Don’t worry, if you don’t want to make your own almond milk, this recipe will be just as tasty with store bought almond milk and almond meal.
One of our very favorite smoothies right now is this Banana Bread Smoothie! I choose to use green bananas to decrease the sweetness a little, but if you like things a little sweeter, just use a riper banana, add in a date or two, or maybe add some maple syrup. The spices give the smoothie that familiar banana bread flavor and the almond meal gives it some texture.
Although the gelatin in this recipe is optional, I highly recommend adding it. It’s a great way to get a little more protein, get some good nourishment for you belly, and help out your hair, skin, and nails! No worries, since gelatin has no taste, you won’t even know it’s in there. Win, win!
Banana Bread Smoothie
- 1 Banana, sliced and frozen
- 1 Cup almond milk (homemade or a clean store bought version)
- 1-2 Tablespoons gelatin
- 2 Tablespoons almond meal
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (optional but delicious!)
What to do:
Place all of the ingredients in a blender or a magic bullet. Whir it up until smooth. Pour into a glass, sprinkle with cinnamon, and add a cool straw (I swear it makes the smoothie taste even better).