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The 1 Minute Banana Nut Smoothie Recipe to Keep You Clear of Refined Sugar

I recently traveled to Europe for a week. Inevitably, I was forced to deal with airport food along the way. During one layover, while particularly desperate, I stopped by a smoothie joint and ordered a “regular size” banana smoothie. Maybe there’s some metric system conversion I’m not aware of, but the thing was massive. Way more smoothie than I wanted.

This is a "Regular" size smoothie?

This is a “Regular” size smoothie?

Regardless, I slurped the whole thing down and instantly regretted it. After feeling sick to my stomach for the next leg of the journey, I Googled the ingredients and was disappointed–but not all that surprised–to find out how much sugar was added to the thing.

Now that I’m back in the States, I wanted to exercise my freedom of Choice and make amends for the international smoothie mishap. Below is a simple three-step recipe to make your own banana nut smoothie–without any added sugars and in a more reasonable portion size. Enjoy!

1. Add 3-4 tablespoons of Banana Nut Muffin nutrition bar dough to a blender or Magic Bullet.

2. Cover the dough with 3/4 cup almond milk (other milks can be substituted). It should look like this:

3. Add two ice cubes and blend.

For a fun garnish and tasty straw, add a cinnamon stick to drink it from!

OPTIONAL: add a scoop of protein powder before blending.

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