the best smoothie ever: banana almond + date

Banana almond date smoothie

After a few morning calls and a hot yoga class, I came back to my apartment drenched and starved. Since a few of my clients are on the east coast, I keep early morning hours so the notion of having lunch at 10am is often a reality. In an effort to prevent me from gnawing at my own hand, Hannibal Lecter style, I’ve been making mid-morning smoothies.

When I first started seeing a nutritionist, she analyzed my food diary and told me that the smoothies I’d been making were appropriate for athletes and men. While the smoothies themselves were healthy, they were packed with fat and calories (hello, several scoops of peanut butter!) As a result, I got smart about controlling my sugar intake and scaling down on fat without sacrificing flavor.

I just finished this banana almond date smoothie and it was the TRUTH. Basically, this tastes like dessert and gives you enough protein and potassium for a post-workout, pre-lunch snack.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 small banana
1 heaping tsp almond butter
3-4 dates
1 tbsp vegan protein powder
1 cup of ice

DIRECTIONS
Blitz all the ingredients until smooth. Kick back and enjoy!

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