Black Health Matters, Smoothie Of The Day

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Today’s breakfast was a peanut butter banana smoothie. Many of you have asked me on social media for exact measurements for recipes. I will be the first to admit I hate that question.

I’m more of a “season to taste” kinda girl. Hey what can I say? It’s how my mama taught me how to cook. Anyhoo, here are the ingredients you will need.

1 cup of unsweetened vanilla cashew milk. 1 banana, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, 1 cup of ice. Your concoction should look something like this.

Blend until smooth. Add more ice or cashew milk to desired thickness. Enjoy!

TIP: peel and freeze bananas before they go bad for smoothies.

I opted to add a half a scoop of protein powder. That’s totally optional. Also for a healthier version substitute the jar peanut butter (which has a lot of sugar) for fresh almond or cashew butter.

Did you know that despite their small size chia seeds are packed with powerful health benefits?

Just 2 tablespoons of seeds contain:

64% more calcium than a banana

6 times more calcium than milk

100% more mega 3 fatty acids than salmon

6 times more iron than spinach

32% of your daily magnesium

More niacin than corn, rice, and soy

41% of your daily fiber

Double the antioxidants found in blueberries

 

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