If you’re bored with the typical breakfast fare, you might be wondering what else is out there. We’re excited to present this healthy protein smoothie that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. A banana nut smoothie that’s also a weight-management drink, our Go Nuts for This Protein Smoothie beverage is chock full of heart-healthy walnuts. Plus, it contains an added dose of protein thanks to the addition of almond milk. Cinnamon and nutmeg give this morning smoothie a burst of flavor, while cacao nibs offer the kick you need to get going. Mix one up the next time you’re feeling sluggish. Who knows? You might not even need your morning coffee after imbibing this weight-loss shake.
Ready In: 5 minutes
1 banana, frozen
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
Toss into the blender or food processor 1 banana, peeled and frozen.
Add 1/2 cup walnuts.
Pour in 1/2 cup almond milk.
Add 1/2 cup coconut milk.
Sprinkle in a dash of cinnamon.
Add a dash of nutmeg.
Blend all ingredients. Add 1 tablespoon cacao nibs as it's blending. You can add milk until desired consistency is achieved.
Pour into a tall glass and drink immediately.
Banana: contains vitamins and nutrients believed to alleviate insomnia and help with muscle recovery after a workout.
Walnuts: are jam-packed with healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats along with omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation.
Almond milk: is high in vitamin D and vitamin E but low in sugar and calories. Plus, it’s a great way for lactose-intolerant folks to get their daily calcium.
Coconut milk: contains lauric acid to energize the body and get you through your next workout.
Cinnamon: is full of antioxidants known to protect the body against damaging free radicals.
Nutmeg: contains a full range of nutrients, including antioxidants to protect the body against free radicals.
Cacao: this iron-rich ingredient aids the body in transferring oxygen and restoring lost blood volume.