Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie
02 February 2015
This smoothie is the perfect combination of low GI carbohydrates and healthy fats to power you up for a full day!
Serving Size: 1
Prearation Time: 6 minutes
1 peeled frozen banana chopped into quarters ( if you have over-ripe bananas, instead of throwing these away, simply peel, place in an airtight container and store in the freezer for when you have a smoothie craving).
½ cup Coconut milk (or milk of choice) – Shogun coconut milk is a great choice as it contains no thickeners or artificial ingredients. Available at most supermarkets.
1 tbsp. natural sweetener of choice (Xylitol/ stevia/raw honey) – these are all available at any health store
Vanilla extract – I use Nomu, which is available at most supermarkets
1 tbsp. macadamia nut butter – I use nature’s choice which is available at any health store
1 scoop natural protein powder
1 tbsp. Cinnamon
4 crushed walnuts
2 tsp. desiccated coconut
4 large strawberries
Create smoothie base:
Combine frozen bananas, coconut milk (milk of choice), and natural sweetener into food processer and blend until mixture is thick, creamy and ice cream-like.
Add macadamia nut butter, cinnamon and vanilla extract to mixture and blend for 2 minutes, until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
In order to maintain thickness take care not to over blend.
Pour smoothie mixture into a medium sized glass jar.
Top with crushed walnuts, fresh strawberries and desiccated coconut. You can also use this mixture as a decadently thick topping over health muffins.
Yours in Health Always,