I generally try to see tropical fruits like bananas, pineapple, and mango as specialty items in my diet, rather than staples. After all, they come from a long ways away and I try to stick with local foods as much as possible. Local foods taste better, have more nutrients, and are generally suited to support your body in the unique elements of your climate. With that said, nothing is perfect and I have been on quite the banana kick here recently.
This smoothie has become a staple for me over past few weeks and I'm just going with it. In this recipe, I use almond butter instead of the more traditional peanut butter and add in some cinnamon for a little twist.
1 large banana
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy as an on-the-go breakfast or a substantial snack.