My husband made the boys a banana shake a few weeks ago and it was amazing. I might have finished off my two year old’s when he wasn’t looking. It was simply vanilla ice cream, milk and bananas, and it was sooo good.
I realized I always add banana to the smoothies I make but never let it be the star of the show. And banana totally needs to be the star of the show…don’t ya think?! I love banana flavored things.
This Banana Almond Smoothie is packed with banana flavor with a hint of almond, is thick and creamy and delicious. And healthy too! It’s the perfect afternoon treat for me when I want to grab a handful of my kids’ animal crackers, or a cookie, or a leftover muffin.
I like to add a pinch of xanthum gum too. Get your hands on some if you want to make all of your smoothies extra creamy 🙂
- 6 oz almond milk
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 tsp xanthum gum
- 1 cup crushed iced
- dash of cinnamon
- Place everythig in a powerful blender (I use blendtec). Press the smoothie button or blend until creamy with no chunks. Pour into two small glasses or one large. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and enjoy!
- if using frozen bananas, reduce amount of ice