Recipe of the week: protein-packed banana smoothie


The ingredients for the protein shake include items such as yogurt, bananas, almond milk, any sort of nuts and a blender to mix it all up.

This recipe is perfect for hectic mornings. It’s quick, easy and requires very few ingredients. The most costly item required is a blender, and some personal blenders can be bought from some places for about $10.


1 banana

1 cup water, milk or almond milk

1/4 cup yogurt

Optional: 1/4 cup of nuts of any kind


1. Slice the banana and measure out the yogurt, nuts, and liquid. I personally use Almond Breeze vanilla almond milk and Danon vanilla yogurt. I found the almond milk gives the smoothie a thicker consistency than water and the vanilla from the milk and yogurt provide extra flavoring. I use sliced almonds

2. Throw everything in the blender and mix it up! I prefer to put ingredients in one by one while they blend so I know it is all on the liquid side. If you prefer banana chunks, add them in last, same goes for the nuts. If you like them chunky, use whole nuts and add them last so they don’t get blended as much.

3. Pour the smoothie into your cup and go!

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