Ok, I know that if you’re going to exercise in the morning, you should eat a low-glycemic breakfast. It’ll help you burn more fat and stay more full. But, I don’t work out before work! So I can have wonderful things like a delicious smoothie. It’s quick enough to make before rushing out the door in the morning…though it might be worth investing in a travel cup instead of carrying a red plastic look through the city past the homeless crew. (People give you odd looks when you walk into a high rise wearing a blazer and carrying a red plastic cup.)
I also made this for dessert–healthier version of a banana milkshake, anyone?
Almond-Banana Smoothie from Bon Appetit, suggested for day 4 of The Food-Lover’s Cleanse
If you cut this recipe in half, it’ll make 2 servings (or 3 smaller, more calorically responsible servings)
2 large ripe bananas, peeled, sliced
2 cups almond milk
or whole milk Go for the almond milk – it’s really creamy and has much less fat
2 cups ice cubes
2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar Use riper bananas and a bit less sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ground nutmeg Unless you love nutmeg, skip this – it doesn’t seem necessary
Blend first 5 ingredients in blender until smooth. Divide smoothies among 4 small glasses. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
Per 1 cup serving, 357 calories, 259 calories from fat, 26.7 g carbohydrates, 4.4 g dietary fiber, 3.5 g protein
This is about $1.50 for the whole recipe. Probably a bit less than that. How much does 2 Tbs. brown sugar cost?