Banana, almond and peanut butter smoothie. Gluten free, vegan

Normally I’m not a fan of bananas (I am a bit Goldilocks about them, no brown bits but ripe enough to eat) but I am a BIG fan of Banana, Peanut Butter and Almond Smoothie. What a combination, what a taste. It works. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s delicious. This smoothie is fabulous after a run. Protein and potassium and other stuff.

*If you don’t eat peanuts substitute a (unsalted, unsweetened) tree-nut butter – almond or hazelnut work a treat.

I use an immersion blender – you can make it in a jug – you could also use a food processor. Immersion blender creates less washing up!

Serves 2-4
Preparation and cooking time 5 minutes

2 bananas
400 millilitres unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy milk)
4 teaspoons peanut butter (or almond or other nut butter – the no sugar, no salt variety preferably)
4 teaspoons flaked almonds
0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Peel the bananas and put all the ingredients in to a large jug (or food processor)
2. Whizz it all up until smooth
3. Pour in to glasses to serve. Drink!