This smoothie is rich in potassium from the bananas and tastes delicious. Even the kids will love it! The cinnamon spice is fantastic because it contains compounds to support your heart health, insulin levels and blood sugar.
*1 cup whole milk
2 medium ripe bananas (ok if frozen)
1/4 cup almond butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey for sweetness
1/2 cup crushed ice (or 5 ice cubes)
Optional: 1 tea of chocolate or cacao powder
Put everything into your blender or Vitamix and blend on high until smooth. Sprinkle with cinnamon on top. Optionally, add a scoop of your favorite greens or protein powder. When I make this, I add half a scoop of my patented blend superfood drink mix: YUMMY GREENS®
*Substitute coconut, soy, oat, pea or almond milk for cow’s milk to make this a dairy-free version.
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.