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Almond Butter Cup Smoothie

This simple smoothie recipe is my current obsession. Give it a try; you can thank me later.

My current obsession for breakfast is a smoothie that combines some of my favorite flavors: banana, almond and chocolate…sounds kind of decadent doesn’t it? This is a great use for those bananas that are getting a bit over-ripe on the counter. (Peel, cut into chunks and freeze.) I have been using frozen banana chunks in place of ice cubes in smoothies for years now - they add a cold, creamy texture to your smoothie and who couldn’t use the potassium anyway, right?

Use natural (sugar/salt/oil free) almond butter, or nut butter of your choice. I always have almond butter on hand. My second favorite breakfast is a toasted whole-wheat waffle, topped with almond butter and sliced bananas with a drizzle of honey, in case you were wondering.


Almond Butter Cup Smoothie

(adapted from Daniel Sage, Juice Press, NYC)

1 frozen banana, in chunks

Several ice cubes

1 cup of milk (dairy milk, almond milk, etc)

2 Tablespoons almond butter

2 teaspoons cocoa powder

1 Tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

In a blender, combine banana and ice – blend a bit. Add milk, almond butter, cocoa, honey and cinnamon. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass. Drink. Enjoy.

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John Scioli February 22, 2013 at 06:35 PM
This sounds awesome. I'm going to try this .
carolina paul February 23, 2013 at 02:19 PM
thanks john, let me know how you like it!

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