Normally I’m not a fan of bananas (I am a bit Goldilocks about them, no brown bits but they must be just 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 gluten-free, vegan smoothie is fabulous after a run. Protein and potassium and other stuff.
Using bananas in a smoothie also avoids any potential Goldilocks banana situation. However ripe, or unripe, they are it just doesn’t matter. All bananas work in this recipe.
For more smoothie and drink recipes try… Pear and Cinnamon Smoothie, Turmeric, Carrot and Orange Smoothie or Carrot and Ginger Juice – No Juicer Required.
Allergy Information – Banana, Peanut Butter and Almond Smoothie
Banana, Peanut Butter and Almond Smoothie is gluten-free and vegan as well as… low FODMAP*, celery free, coconut free, garlic free, lupin free, mustard free, nightshade free, onion free, peanut free**, sesame free, soya free.
*For low FODMAP, make sure you use bananas with no brown bits: ripe bananas are high FODMAP and unripe bananas are low FODMAP. One serving of up to 10 almonds (around 12 grams) is low FODMAP. One serving of this smoothie is low FODMAP.
**For peanut free, substitute a (unsalted, unsweetened) sunflower seed or tree-nut butter – almond or hazelnut work a treat.
Top Tips – Banana, Peanut Butter and Almond Smoothie
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!
Recipe – Banana, Peanut Butter and Almond Smoothie
Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 0 minutes
Ingredients – Banana, Peanut Butter and Almond Smoothie
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
Method – Banana, Peanut Butter and Almond Smoothie
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!
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