Double Almond and Banana Smoothie with Honey and Yogurt
I have expressed my feelings about smoothies before (we prefer freshly pressed juices), but in our desperate attempts to become converts, we have stumbled across a couple of combinations worth mentioning.
We are absolutely in favour of fuelling up on fresh, unprocessed and nutritious ingredients, without spending hours in the kitchen. Anything that doesn’t hinge on detailed instructions or stringent measurements catches our eye- and in all honesty, few things are as quick and easy to prepare as a smoothie. Better still, most smoothie makers are really easy to clean, and for the most part significantly less expensive than slow juicers.
This creation is a great winter time smoothie that is creamy but free of refined sugars, low in cholesterol and saturated fats and packed to the brim with nutrients and healing properties. These are the ingredients:
Bananas: Naturally fat and cholesterol free, high in potassium and vitamin C, B-6, manganese and fibre. Bananas are also easy to digest, and makes for a great breakfast.
Almond milk: This naturally lactose free milk alternative is also free of cholesterol, saturated fat.
Almonds: A good source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and quality protein. It packs an anti-oxidant punch, and prevents the harmful oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
Yogurt: Rich in probiotics, yogurt also improves digestion and boosts your immunity.
Honey: Antibacterial, antiseptic and antibiotic. Raw honey also contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
2 Small bananas
1 Cup unsweetened almond milk
⅓-½ Cup Greek yogurt (fat content of your choice)
¼ Cup raw almond slices/ slivers
1 Tbsp raw honey
Blend together until well combined