Ok so I’m definitely no Hemsley and Hemsley super food bunny, but this smoothie is absolutely amazing (if you like bananas) (and smoothies) and its a brilliant breakfast alternative, which is handy if like me you’ve indulged a bit over the summer (see this post and this one for evidence…). It has the coldness and consistency of an ice cream shake, so feels more like a treat than a healthy option. If I’m doing exercise in the morning I’ll add a handful of oats along with the protein shake to give me an extra boost.
The smoothie takes approx 2 minutes to make and keeps me feeling full and energised until lunchtime. The only equipment you’ll need is a freezer and a nutribullet*. Oh – also a spoon, a glass and a straw!
- Fill the nutribullet with almond milk – I use sugar free almond milk straight out the fridge as it just adds to the ice cold taste.
- Add half a frozen banana. I buy a bunch of bananas, peel and chop them, then keep them in freezer bags in the freezer so they’re ready to go. This is the secret to the ice cream consistency – bananas are AMAZING frozen as they take on a creaminess when blended.
- Add a spoonful of nut butter. I use almond or peanut organic butter.
- Add half a scoop of vanilla protein powder. I started using protein powder when I took up exercising. As a non meat eater I need to make sure my muscles get proper protein, plus the vanilla adds sweetness to the smoothie. You could experiment and try chocolate or strawberry flavours too.
- Whizz it up in the nutribullet!
- Pour into a glass and add a straw. Voila, you’re set for the morning!
*If you don’t have a nutribullet, get one – they’re fantastic! I use mine for pasta sauces, soups, smoothies… plus this one is on offer for £70 on Amazon, saving £30.