FODMAPers… this recipe is likely not suitable on the low FODMAP diet as almond milk in preliminary testing was tested to be high in FODMAPs. Not a big surprise as the cut-off for almonds is 10 whole almonds.
For the other NON-FODMAPers though…give this recipe a try!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 always 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!
Care to make my “Just Monkeying Around” Smoothie?
Well, then, here’s the recipe…
“Just Monkeying Around” Smoothie
1 frozen banana, peel removed
1/2 cup almond milk
1 heaping tablespoon all natural peanut butter
3-4 ice cubes
Toss everything into blender.
Blend away until creamy and smooth.
Care to share your favorite smoothie combos?