As school is coming to an end and the summer is getting (hopefully) warmer, the regular sandwich for lunch might now be a little boring. To keep everyone full for longer, so they can still enjoy long days on the beach or outings with friends, I have created the ultimate smoothie!
This recipe is so simple and versatile, you can substitute a lot of the ingredients to mix things up and keep it fun.
I LOVE bananas for many reasons, so they are definitely a staple in my diet when it comes to the warm summer months. They are high in calories, carbohydrates, manganese, potassium, fibre and Vitamin C & B6, perfect for keeping you satisfied and energized for a long time. For athletes, bananas are essential for muscle repair by preventing cramps after a workout.
Want to know more about the amazing benefits of bananas? Click on the Live Strong article which shows 10 amazing facts you may not know about bananas.
To give this recipe a fun twist I added in cocoa powder, which not only gives the smoothie a chocolate taste, but adds in iron.
For this recipe, I have attached a breakdown of nutrients and vitamins using CRON-O-Meter
Cook 1min (blender)
3 Medium frozen bananas
Approx. 1 cup frozen berries (I used strawberries)
3 Medjool dates
1 Tbsp nut butter (I used peanut butter)
1 Serving green powder (I used hemp)
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Large handful Spinach (optional)
For the liquid, you can either use water or a fortified milk substitute (which will add lots of Vitamin B12, D, C and calcium). I personally love using almond milk for this recipe!
Place everything into the blender and blend well. Add as much liquid as you desire. Serve and enjoy.
Serves 1 or 2 depending on how hungry you are.