How to make a nutritious almond and banana smoothie

There is no doubt that, at home, we can make wonderful and nutritious smoothies with 100% natural ingredients that provide us with a good amount of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. They can be ideal for breakfast, for their enormous energetic power, become the ideal companion for snacks, or simply as a refreshing drink for the hottest days. On the ingredients to choose in its preparation everything will depend not only on our personal tastes and what foods we like more, but on the objective that we look for when preparing the milkshake, since it will not be the same to elaborate a energy shake that a Protein shake ideal for athletes.

With all this, if for example we look for a way to make a smoothie that is delicious as well as nutritious, we can choose to make a almond and banana smoothie, that will bring us all the benefits of the almond and the incredible nutritional qualities of the banana. About the drink to choose for its preparation you can opt for skimmed milk or milk without lactose, although in my case I always prefer to choose vegetable drinks such as almond milk or rice milk.

Ingredients that you need

To make this smoothie you need 150 gr. of peeled almonds (whole), 2 ripe bananas, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and 1 glass of almond milk (you can substitute another vegetable drink, for skimmed milk or for milk without lactose).

Steps to make the almond and banana smoothie

First of all, pass the almonds through the kitchen robot to crush them very well. Now incorporate the milk or vegetable drink, and keep grinding a little. Peel the bananas and cut them into several pieces. Add them to the food processor along with the vanilla and continue beating until a creamy mixture forms. Pour into glasses and sprinkle cinnamon to decorate and add a different, delicious aroma. Ready!.

What are the benefits of this nutritious shake?

  • Ideal to take care of your cardiovascular system: it is a drink very rich in monounsaturated fats, which help when it comes to caring for and protecting the health of our cardiovascular system, being appropriate when it comes to reducing high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
  • Very rich in calcium: this shake presents a very high calcium content, and not precisely because we make it with milk, but because of the presence of almonds that stand out as the plant foods richest in this essential nutrient.
  • A wonderful antioxidant: it is a very antioxidant shake thanks to its content of vitamin E, an essential nutrient with antioxidant quality that helps delay the effects of aging, reduces the negative effects of free radicals and prevents cancer.
  • Great satiating power: for the presence of both banana and almonds we are faced with a shake with great satiating power, ideal for weight loss diets and to maintain constant blood sugar levels.

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Almond and Banana Smoothie by Tarla Dalal (September 2021)