The Standard, Nutrient-Dense, Banana Smoothie
Updated: Feb 8, 2019
This smoothie is designed to be balanced in macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, and protein).
1-2 Ripe Bananas (can be frozen)
8 oz. Water or Non-Dairy Nut or Seed Milk (Almond, Coconut, Hemp, etc.)*
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tbsp. Nut or Seed Butter (Peanut, Almond, Cashew, Sunflower, etc.)
1 scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder, Natural or Vanilla flavored (Vega, Garden of Eden, etc.)
(Optional: chia seeds, flax seeds, other superfoods, 1/4 cup of a whole grain, and/or supplement powder)
This recipe can be adapted to your taste. If you are interested in having a larger serving, just double or triple the recipe! You can also omit those foods that you are sensitive to or those you are trying to avoid. If you are trying to avoid fruit sugar, for example, try the recipe with half an avocado or handful of almonds with a couple drops of liquid stevia and the other ingredients listed above. Check out whether your protein powder has a sweetener already, and if it does, no need to add stevia. The recipe can also be made super simple - just a few bananas in 8 oz. of water!