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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.

Serves 1

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*
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender, along with a few ice cubes if the bananas have not been previously frozen.
  2. Blend until smooth.

Nutritional information per serving:
337 calories
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