I am completely obsessed with nut butter, particularly almond butter. Readers will remember my post on the banana almond butter mug cake that I used to eat for breakfast. Given the weather is now warmer and warm cake-like foods are no longer craved at breakfast, I have converted this little beauty into a smoothie and it is divine! I was inspired to make this smoothie by a small but rapidly growing chain of stores in New York called Juice Press, which makes a range of organic cold pressed vegetable juices as well as other raw, vegan super food treats. This smoothie is quick, easy, packed with protein and extremely filling. Give it a go!
1 banana (can be frozen or fresh and ripe)
½ cup of ice
2 tablespoons of almond butter
2 teaspoons of cocoa powder (I prefer organic cacao)
Pinch of cinnamon or to your liking
½ of almond milk
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.