If you’re a smoothie lover or you’re often in a hurry and you need a quick but nutritious snack/meal, we have a treat for you! A creamy, sweet, healthy smoothie with just a few ingredients that you can blend real quick in the morning and start your day full of energy.
Banana Almond Chia Smoothie
For this yummy smoothie, you will need:
- 1 cup of regular, unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tbsps of unsweetened almond butter
- 1 large banana
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 3-4 pitted dates,
- A bit of cinnamon.
First, pour your almond milk into a blender and then add the chia seeds, letting them sit in the milk for 5-10 minutes. Then, add the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend until you get a smooth consistency.
Tip: If you like your smoothies extra cold, add a cube or two of ice.
A banana is a great source of potassium and dietary fiber that can fill you up and boost your energy. Bananas are a great addition to any smoothie since they add the creaminess and thickness to the drink.
Almond milk is one of the best dairy-free milks you could consume, since it’s rich in calcium, vitamin E and D and healthy fats, but it’s low in calories. As for almond butter, it is highly nutritious, rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, healthy fats and protein.
Chia seeds are basically a powerhouse of nutrients. They’re a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, they’re high in fiber, protein and healthy fats, and they contain an array of minerals, including manganese, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc and potassium.
Finally, a few pitted dates will add the sweetness to your smoothie in a healthy way and a dash of cinnamon will keep your blood sugar levels in check.