Banana Smoothie

22 May

Wow, where is this week going?  I can’t believe it is already Tuesday afternoon!  I feel like the older I get, the faster time goes.  Does anyone else feel this way?

Any who, I didn’t get around to posting this smoothie recipe last night for you guys, I ran out of time, but here it it!

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Banana Smoothie

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Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (or coconut milk/regular milk whatever you have on hand and like)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of your choice
  • 1-1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into 4 wedges
  • 3/4 cup pineapple pieces

Directions

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth!  Serve cold and enjoy!  Smile

*For more nutritional benefits, add in a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds, chia seeds or a handful of spinach!

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I love how simple and delicious this smoothie is!

Lets take a look at why we should be eating these fruits:

Bananas are a god source of Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese and a great source of Vitamin B6.

Oranges are a good source of Thiamin, Folate and Potassium and a great source of Fiber and Vitamin C.

Pineapple is a good source of Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Copper and a great source of Vitamin C and Manganese.

Do I need to give you more reasons to make this smoothie?  Winking smile

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Today has been a really busy day.  I started my day bright and early at 4:45am.  I woke up to feed the baby and then couldn’t go back to sleep.

I had something on my mind…

 

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The Breville Sous Chef Food Processor.  I have been looking around for a while now and  was set on getting the Magimix until I saw the Sous Chef a few weeks ago.  I decided on this one since it’s ranked number 1 on Consumer Reports, plus it has a French fry slicing disk!  UPS delivered this bad boy last night and I was so excited to start using it as I’ve been wanting one for a while now!

I tested it out a bit this morning and had fun slicing cucumbers and shredding cheese.  I can’t wait to make some hummus tomorrow!  I’ll do a full product review once I’ve had it for a while and have been able to really test it out!

But, so far I’m in <3!  Smile

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EATS

Yesterday here is what my eats looked like:

  • Breakfast-  Banana smoothie
  • AM Snack-  Clif Mojo bar
  • Lunch-  Ezekiel wrap with turkey, mustard, spinach, tomato, onion and avocado
  • Dinner- Leftover spicy pasta ( a huge helping)

This was such a good lunch!  I love raw yellow onions on sandwiches/wraps!

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My first bowl with extra cheese

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WORKOUT

Yesterday, I did 45 minutes on the elliptical plus did core exercises at home. 

One down, only 4 more to go this week!

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The rest of my day is going to be finishing up housework, working on the new blog and then getting in my 45 minutes of cardio this afternoon/evening whenever  the baby decides to nap.

Have a great rest of your day and go make a smoothie!  It’s hot outside!

***Don’t forget to “like” my new Facebook page for Balanced Healthy Life***

Questions:

  • As you get older do you think time is going by quicker?
  • Bananas yay or nay?
  • Do you find yourself drinking more smoothie in hot weather?
  • What is your favorite thing to make/do with a food processor?

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6 Responses to “Banana Smoothie”

  1. Stephanie Henry May 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Yes! As we get older, time goes by faster. I think the reason it because the older we get the busier we are and fill the time. I remember thinking my parents and grandparents were nut when they would say this. Now I know why. It is true. I love bananas. Especially in a smoothie, but I cannot consume more than 5-10 grams of (sugars) in a serving of food or I get dumping syndrome, followed by severe hypoglycemia. I had gastric bypass surgery eight years ago. Since bananas are on the high end of the glycemic index I do not consume much of them. In a smoothie maybe 1/4 a banana max. I really want to get a quality grade juicer so I can do my own juice and know what is in it! Definitely more smoothies in spring/ summer. My favorite thing to do with the food processor is slice all my fresh veggies and things for my portioned snack baggies for the week. I like thinly sliced veggies to eat raw. Then i mix them how I want and have a snack to grab for all the days of the week. I do all the prep for a lot of stuff in one day to make the week easier. Four small children take up a lot of my time and energy. I also make fresh veggies dips and hummus in the foo processor and in the winter I puree my soups in them, such as squash bisque or cauliflower soups. Mmmm, the fall comfort foods. I still have my old cheap food processor from my wedding 15 years ago. Thinking it is gonna need an upgrade. 🙂

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life May 23, 2012 at 5:42 am #

      Nice work prepping all your vegetables for the week! I can only imagine how busy you are with four kids! I think I’m super busy with just one! 🙂

      That’s not fun about not being able to consume much banana, but you need to do what you need to do! I think I eat about 2-3 a day on average. When I buy groceries, I always have abour 4 bunches in my cart, I’m sure people look at me like I’m crazy for buying that many, but Keith and I just go through them really fast!

  2. allieksmith May 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    I’m not even 20 yet and I DEF feel like time goes by faster!!! It is CRAZY! I’m loving your banana smoothie! Yum 🙂

  3. YUM! I have been making a similar smoothie using OJ, Pineapple, Banana and yogurt but I really like the idea of using a fresh orange w/ the Almond Milk and Protein powder. I’m a bit smoothie obsessed lately. Easiest. breakfast. everrrr! 🙂

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