Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Banana Bread Smoothie

8 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 0 Comments

Ever since I got my NutriBullet I’ve been a little smoothie happy, especially at night. My new strategy to fight the nighttime munchies is to come up with a fun, nutritious smoothie. Something tasty, filling and satisfying.

Well, yesterday, I hit a home run with this banana bread inspired creation. It is simply fantastic! And uses just a handful of pantry items…

ingredients in the banana bread smoothi

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get on the nuts-in-smoothie bandwagon. They add a wonderful flavor and creaminess. And, for me at least, a great way to get my nuts in as I tend not to enjoy them too much as a snack.

banana bread smoothie in cupFor this smoothie I went with walnuts as they are what I associate with banana bread, but if you don’t have them I’m sure any nut would be just as tasty. And if you don’t have nuts a dollop of a nut butter would work, too!

Here’s what I did…

  • 1 ripe banana (mine was 115g once peeled)
  • 6 tbsp pasteurized egg whites (92g)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • A drop or 2 of almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 oz (28g) shelled walnuts
  •  5 or so ice cubes

Put everything in your blender and blend until smooth.

(If you have some baby spinach this would be a good one to add it to. Yes you’ll end up with green banana bread but you won’t even notice the taste of the spinach. I was actually sad I was all out.)

Banana bread smoothie before blend

Leave it go for a good 30 seconds at least. Just walk away and come back to this creamy awesomeness!

Finished Banana Bread Smmothie

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
 350 19g 9g Points: 8 P+: 9
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
13g 2g 35g 13g

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See other recipes using: banana, cinnamon, egg white, nutmeg, vanilla, walnuts

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