This delicious banana walnut smoothie combination makes a super nutritious workout drink or a refreshing after school booster for the kids. It's one of my favourite smoothie recipes of all time.
Packed with vitamins and minerals like protein, omega fats, fiber, iron, calcium and potassium.
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED
Walnuts: For best results, use my homemade walnut milk recipe. Freshly made raw and unpasteurised grain milks have a higher nutritional content.
Bananas: I like to use frozen banana in my smoothies. They keep the smoothie chilled and creamy, without the need for having to add to much ice which actually dilutes the flavor.
To freeze bananas, take some nice ripe bananas, peel and slice them into roughly ½ inch thick pieces. Then; simply put them in the freezer until frozen solid. I always have frozen banana in the freezer for making various smoothies and N'ice-creams.
Learn all about the incredible health benefits of bananas in my ingredient blog.
Cinnamon: I love the flavor of cinnamon, it goes so well with banana and walnut.
Superfood boost: For an extra kick, sometimes I add a spoon of maca powder.
Chocolate: for an indulgent variation I like to add raw cacao to this smoothie. The sweetness of the banana balances the natural bitterness of cacao. You can always try adding an extra dried date and splash of vanilla paste with the cacao to take it to a whole new level!
HOW TO MAKE BANANA WALNUT SMOOTHIE
- Add the frozen banana and chilled walnut milk to a high speed blender.
- Blend for about 30 seconds until nice and smooth.
- Pour into a chilled serving glass and enjoy.
If you are using fresh bananas for this recipe rather than frozen, I suggest adding a few ice-cubes when blending.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, It’s refreshing, wholesome, nutty and creamy.
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Banana and walnut smoothie
- Serving glasses
- Assemble ingredients.
- Put the bananas in the blender with the walnut milk, ice and pinch of cinnamon.
- Start off on a slow speed.
- Blend for 30 seconds until smooth.
- Serve in a chilled glass.