“Just Monkeying Around” Smoothie

This post has been updated as almond milk has been found to be low FODMAP!

Have you tried almond milk?  I’m really not a big milk drinker but almond milk intrigues me probably ’cause I am a HUGE almond fan.

Today, I thought I would whip up a frozen concoction with almond milk,  a small frozen banana (I toss my overly browned bananas in the freezer, so I always have a stash) and a generous dollop of all natural peanut butter and yum, it was so good.

Almond milk is lactose free, vegan and contains just 40 calories per cup.   My almond milk has added calcium and Vitamin D (Good for bone health) and also is a great source of Vitamin E, an antioxidant…bonus! But, it has very little protein, just 1 measly gram per cup.

So to boost the protein content of my smoothie, I added some peanut butter! I find when I add protein to my meals and snacks, I feel fuller longer!  And since I don’t like feeling hungry, I think that was a good move.  Plus, peanut butter + bananas=  great combo!

I like all natural peanut butter.  It is made with simple ingredients….and for that, I am thankful. I also like unsweetened almond milk.  Less sugar=good.  {Except when it comes to cupcakes and cookies} 🙂

Care to make my “Just Monkeying Around” Smoothie?

Well, then, here’s the recipe…

“Just Monkeying Around” Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana, peel removed 🙂
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (FODMAPers sub in coconut or lactose free cow's milk)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon all natural peanut butter
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Toss everything into blender.
  2. Blend away until creamy and smooth.
  3. Enjoy.
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Care to share your favorite smoothie combos?