Are You a Little Fruity? And Nutty? Me Too!
Truth is, we moms are on the brink of the annual offspring onslaught. Yep. This week school’s out, the brood is home and the (full) fridge is empty – they’ll say. It will be fun. Summer-wonderful, hectic and memorable. So brace yourself for the vacation ride with this yummy Raspberry Almond Smoothie. You deserve it, mom.
Let this crisp and fruity drink from, the Almond Board of California, give you a smart morning start, or drink it as an afternoon snack to keep hunger at bay. With every sip, you’ll enjoy the smooth taste of almond butter, almond milk, frozen raspberries, and a touch of honey.
Raspberry Almond Smoothie
Makes 6 servings
2 cups (500 mL) almond milk
1, 12 oz (360 g) package frozen raspberries
2 medium bananas, cut into chunks
2-3 tbsp (30-45 mL) honey
½ tsp (2 mL) almond extract
3 tbsp (15 mL) almond butter
½ cup (125 mL) vanilla soy ice cream
12 fresh raspberries (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender; whirl until smooth. Pour into 6 glasses and garnish with fresh raspberries if desired.
Nutritional Analysis: per serving
Fibre: 5 g
Fat: 7 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Sat Fat: 1.1 g
Sodium: 56 mg
Mono Fat: 3.6 g
Calcium: 87 mg
Poly Fat: 1.8 g
Magnesium: 63 mg
Protein: 6 g
Potassium: 353 mg
Carb: 26 g
Vitamin E: 3.1 mg*
* total alpha-tocopherol equivalents
More recipes can be found online at almondboard.com.