'Clean Eats' Banana Smoothie
By Amy Crawford
I love a smoothie - that's pretty obvious by now I would think. A 'need a spoon consistency' smoothie that becomes a total meal. Up until recently I threw (almost) every item of my pantry into my smoothie and wondered why I wasn't hungry at lunch time. I dare say many of you who have made one of my smoothies may have experienced a similar lack of appetite and I'm sorry about that, sort of. I recently decided it's due time to slow down just a little on the decadence front (which I'll admit has taken the fun out of my smoothies) but this little creation was mighty fine in my book so I plan on having it again next week and probably the one after that.
1/2 large frozen banana (I eat few bananas because of their sugar content, go for your life if you handle them well)
3/4 cup coconut water (I used Loving Earth Coconut water powder mixed with filtered water)
1 large tablespoon greek, natural full fat yoghurt
1 scoop whey protein powder (or an egg, or your protein powder of choice)
1 heaped teaspoon maca powder
1 heaped teaspoon ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5-6 ice cubes
Throw all of the above into a blender and blend until well combined, thick and creamy. Pour into a glass and top with some chopped walnuts and bee pollen (or anything your heart desires).