Nutty Banana Chai Smoothie


Finally, a smoothie you can go nuts over! Delicious, easy to make and a serious energy booster, prime time for this smoothie is post-workout in the morning when you need ALL THE FOOD IMMEDIATELY.

 

For those of us that crave sweet cereals in the morning (or evening), this smoothie is a far more nutritious way to satisfy those sweet cravings! As a healthnut that wants to put peanut butter on everything, I can tell you you've come to the right smoothie recipe.

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 Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 bananas (chopped and frozen is ideal)
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 2 scoops of Ora's vanilla chai protein powder: Way Better Than Whey
  • 1-2 tablespoons of organic peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Optional: handful of walnuts

 

Now for the hard part. Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend 'til smooth and serve in a mason jar if posting to instagram ;) 

 

Banana Nut Chai Smoothie

 

Why nuts?

Mother Nature has really outdone herself here! Often nuts contain a nearly perfect package of protein, healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, and many vitamins and minerals. Let's take a look at just a few:

 

Almonds

Almond milk is a fantastic vegan alternative to dairy milk - not only is it cholesterol free, according to the American Heart Association, monounsaturated fats found in almond milk are actually good for your heart!

 

Walnuts

Walnuts contain biotin (vitamin B7) that is said to help strengthen hair, reduce hair loss and improve hair growth. They're also prized for being packed with antioxidants; around 100 grams of walnuts will give more than 20 mmol antioxidants. 

 

Peanuts

A lot of people worry that peanut butter is too 'fatty'. Well there are good fats and bad fats and peanut butter has a whole lot of good! It's those monounsaturated fats again, a great ally for a healthy heart! 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter contains 2 grams of fiber - and most of us know by now that fiber is essential to a healthy diet. 

 

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