Banana Almond Flax Smoothie
Adapted from the New York Times, Fitness and Nutrition, May 30, 2011
This substantial smoothie is perfect after a high-energy workout.
|1 medium or large banana, preferably frozen, sliced|
|2/3 cup buttermilk, yogurt or almond milk|
|1 tablespoon roasted unsalted almond butter|
|1 tablespoon NOW Real Food® Golden Flaxseeds*|
|1 teaspoon honey or NOW Real Food® Organic Agave Nectar*|
|A couple of drops of almond extract or NOW Real Food® Vanilla Extract*|
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender, along with a few ice cubes if the bananas have not been previously frozen.
- Blend until smooth.
Nutritional information per serving:
14 g fat
2 g saturated fat
2 g polyunsaturated fat
6 g monounsaturated fat
7 mg cholesterol
47 g carbohydrates
7 g dietary fiber
175 mg sodium
12 g protein
*NOW items available at your local health food store