This Strawberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie is the best nutritious morning smoothie ever. Behind its creamy pink look are packed 3.8g protein and a whopping amount of 9.7g fiber. A serve loads your body with 144% of your vitamin C intake! That’s clearly the easy and healthy smoothie you need to start your day full of energy.
Ok guys, I have a confession to make. Not the easy one. After 10 months on a vegan diet my body is crying for HELP! I miss iron so much that I have to get some strong supplements for 6 weeks. Argh. So what did I do wrong on that way to a ‘healthier me’? Well, first I drink a lot of coffee in the morning from breakfast to lunchtime. Did you know that coffee decreases iron absorption by 50%-90%? Yep! so basically all that lovely iron-loaded plant-powered food I was eating in the morning was ‘useless’ for my body. Well, in term of iron absorption.
Although I love animals I chose to switch back to my clean food recipes for a while with 80% vegetarian meals. Meanwhile, I chose to develop recipes that will be iron and vitamin C loaded. Why? because vitamin C helps iron absorption – I love all those new things I learnt about food and my body. So today I am sharing my new breakfast drink. Goodbye coffee and say hello to this Strawberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie.
It’s a super easy and healthy smoothie to drink for breakfast. I don’t even eat cereals after one of this Strawberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie as it contains 7.5 g fibre and 3 g protein. I only add more protein from 2 or 3 boiled egg white. It makes a delicious healthy on the go breakfast for summer.
You know I don’t drink dairy milk – it upsets my stomach – so here I used Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almond Milk. It has been my almond milk of choice for years as it’s a 4 health star one: no sugar added, low calories, no aftertaste in drink and it gives a lovely creamy texture to smoothie.
It’s a 5-minutes recipe made of 5 simple ingredients:
So I am not saying I stopped coffee – I am still drinking it outside of meals – morning tea for example. But this Strawberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie makes me happy in the morning right now. I am alternating between different smoothies every morning. Other vitamin-C-loaded smoothies I love as a change are my berry smoothie bowl, watermelon strawberry smoothie or mixed berry smoothie.
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Nutrition Panel is for one strawberry banana almond milk smoothie including all the ingredients (maple syrup too). This recipe serve 2 smoothies.