It only takes 2 minutes and 3 ingredients to whip up this thick, creamy breakfast shake. Frozen bananas deliver natural sweetness and create the rich texture while almond milk and whole almonds add pure protein and healthy fats.
My smoothies of late have been comical, with just about everything thrown in except the kitchen sink. Kale, beets, vegan protein powders, berries, carrots, pumpkin, green tea powder, spirulina…oy vey. Nick and Kevin have dubbed my quirky concoctions “murky brew” for the sludgy hue that is typically the result.
So today, I’m pulling in the reins.
The result is delicious simplicity: a 3-ingredient Banana Almond Breakfast Shake.
This lovely shake is made with nothing more than nondairy milk, a few whole almonds, and frozen bananas. No added sweeteners. No powders. If you want to get extravagant, up the ingredients to 4 with a pinch of ground cinnamon.
It’s the frozen bananas that make this shake a shake. I’ve got a small haul of them in the freezer as I type. Wait until they have plenty of brown spots of the peel, then peel them (it’s insanity if you freeze them with the peel on; virtually impossibly to remove the frozen peels), cut them up (halves or slices) and freeze. You’ll be shake-ready for days .
Despite the minimal ingredients, this luscious shake is a nutrition powerhouse, loaded with potassium and healthy fats (about 50% of your day’s vitamin E), plus a good dose of protein and a wealth of other vitamins and minerals, including (but not limited to) B6, C, and calcium.
I savored mine after a long run; I felt like a million dollars afterwards! Such a fantastic post-workout drink!
I hope you give this potable minimalism a try, as I know you will love it!
- 1-1/2 medium-large, ripe bananas, frozen
- ⅔ cup nondairy milk (I used almond milk)
- 8 whole almonds
- Optional: large pinch of ground cinnamon
- Cut the frozen banana into pieces. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blender until thick and smooth. Serve immediately.