December 21, 2013

Almond-butter & Banana Smoothie

Almond-butter & Banana smoothie is one healthy recipe that you can happily add to your breakfast table. Banana, almond butter, almond meal, honey & milk.. I mean can you find a better & healthier combo?! There's nothing in this recipe that you have to worry about skipping/replacing!!

But, if you are spoilt like me, go ahead and add a scoop of your favorite icecream on top.. YUMMMM!!

The key to flavorful smoothie depends on how ripe your banana is. Over-ripe bananas are super-sweet & soft, which is why they are perfect for making smoothie like this. I had a couple of completely blackened & ripened bananas, that I peeled, sliced & froze. Fresh / medium-ripe bananas works fine too, but you may have to increase the honey/sugar to sweeten it.

Basic Info
Complexity - Simple
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - NA
Serves - 2

Very ripe bananas - 2 nos, medium sized
Almond butter - 1/4 cup
Almond Meal - 1/8 cup (Run 1/8 cup of blanched/slivered almonds in a mixer)
Regular Milk - 1 cup (replace it with almond milk / vanilla milk)
Honey - 1 tbsp (replace it with maple syrup)
Ice cubes - 4 nos (large cubes)

Honey / Maple syrup, finely chopped almonds - 2 tsp, to garnish
Ice cream - 1 scoop (optional)

Blend all of the ingredients (except the last two) until smooth & creamy.
Garnish with honey, chopped almonds on top.

Serve & enjoy!!