Who loves banana bread? Who has a couple bananas laying around that are about to go bad? Who doesn’t want to eat a whole loaf of bread in one sitting? If you answered yes to any of the above, check out this quick and fit banana bread smoothie. Packed with natural protein, omega-3 fatty acids and no added sweeteners, this drink makes a wonderful breakfast or post-workout snack. Just soak the chia in milk for a few minutes before preparing your smoothie.
2 ripe, frozen bananas (the riper, the better)
1 1/4 cup milk, any kind you’d like (we used an almond-coconut blend)
1/2 cup oats (not steel cut for this one)
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 dates, pitted and chopped
2-3 ice cubes 1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, for topping
- Soak chia in 1/4 cup of milk and set aside in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
- Combine all ingredients except oats and blend until smooth, about one minute. Add oats at end and blend for about ten seconds.
- Mix chia seed & milk mixture into smoothie. Do not blend.
- Top with walnuts & enjoy!
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