Almond-Banana Protein Smoothie

This is a wonderfully light (and yummy) smoothie. If you enjoy thicker smoothies, try adding ground flaxseed and/or plain yogurt to reach your desired thickness.

  • 1/2 large banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (you may use rice milk or whole milk as an alternative)
  • One scoop of rice protein or whey protein
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ground nutmeg to taste
  • Blend the first 5 ingredients in blender until smooth, then sprinkle nutmeg to taste.

    Why these ingredients?

    For those that are lactose intolerant, vegan, or just prefer to avoid dairy, almond milk is a dairy-free product made by grinding almonds. Be careful to read ingredient labels as some brands of almond milk often have too high a sugar content.

    The added protein is a good way for tarrying hunger, making this a great option for an afternoon snack.

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