If you follow me on Twitter (@jenbigham) you know I’m addicted to smoothies. I make one almost every day. Berry/fruit smoothies, green smoothies, protein smoothies – I love them all and switch it up often. I love drinking smoothies post-run.
This is not a food/recipe blog, but I’ve had a lot of questions about my almond milk smoothies, so I thought I’d share here. For the past 6 months, my family has been hooked on this smoothie which involves just 4 simple ingredients (plus optional ice, so I suppose you could say 5 ingredients).
I just throw the ingredients together to my liking, and I think that’s the best way to do it. You really can’t mess up the ratios here. But, for those who need amounts, you can read below to see approximately what I use.
Almond Milk Smoothies! (makes 2 adult glasses, plus a toddler serving)
- 2 cups almond milk (I initially used the vanilla flavor but have switched to unsweetened.)
- 2 frozen bananas (keeps it nice and cold, more like a milkshake)
- 3 huge spoonfuls of almond butter/peanut butter
- Cinnamon – I let Currie do this part, and she often pours way too much in, but it has never ruined the flavor. So sprinkle away!
- 2-4 ice cubes, optional
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well, at least 30 seconds. Then pour into cups and enjoy! We like to drink these from tall wine glasses with colorful straws. And if I make too much, I pour the extra into popsicle molds and Currie and I enjoy it as popsicles later! YUM! Enjoy!
What’s your favorite smoothie? Tell me about your weekend of running. Any racing?