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Healthy Banana Nut Smoothie

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Loaded with nutrients like protein, iron, calcium and more, this banana nut smoothie has got it all! It’s refreshing, wholesome, nutty, creamy and completely satisfying! It makes a perfectly nutritious breakfast or snack. Need an energy boost? This one’s for you!

This banana nut smoothie is made using only 5 common ingredients, so it’s likely items you’ve already got on hand!

  • almond milk (or plant milk of choice)
  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • banana (frozen, preferably)
  • cinnamon

This smoothie is completely versatile. Feel free to sub the nuts with whatever you have on hand. Pecans or hazelnuts would also work well.

Banana Nut Smoothie in glass

Just toss all the ingredients into your high speed blender (I use a Vitamix) and process until smooth and creamy. If you do not have a high powered blender, you may want to soak your nuts first for about 10 minutes or so. This will make it easier for your blender to process them, without leaving any grittiness in your smoothie.

If you don’t have frozen bananas handy, grab a ripe banana, peel and slice it and freeze for 30 minutes. Slicing the banana will help it freeze faster. If I find myself with a ton of overly ripe bananas, I often peel them and store in the freezer in an airtight container to use later. You know, for smoothies like this, or some delicious Banana Bread or even Strawberry Banana Bread. YUM!

If you really don’t have the time to freeze a banana, go ahead and use a fresh one. Just add a handful of ice cubes as well or the temperature won’t be quite right.

smoothie in glass in front of beige towel

Hope you enjoy this smoothie recipe! I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below. For even more smoothie ideas, check these out!

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smoothie with bananas, walnuts, almonds in background

Healthy Banana Nut Smoothie

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Not Specified
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
This protein packed banana nut smoothie is the perfect way to start your morning, or give you that much needed afternoon boost!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 2 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 pinch cinnamon

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

If you do not have frozen banana, you may use a fresh ripe banana and add 1/4 cup of ice cubes instead. Makes approx 2 cups.
Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 372mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

2 Comments

  1. Zoe

    5 stars
    We love making smoothies in my house and this banana nut smoothie has become one of my family’s favourites now! Thanks for another great recipe!

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