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Banana nut is a common flavor for granolas and cereal, but luckily enough it’s also a great smoothie flavor! If you don’t have the necessary ingredients to make a traditional fruit smoothie, it’s no big deal. This recipe only requires bananas and the rest are items you probably have laying around the house.
Not only is this smoothie delicious, but it’s high in protein and good carbs. This is a great alternative to mass gainer supplements and one that is so much better for you because it’s made with real food! Without further ado, let’s get into what you will need for this recipe.
2 medium-sized bananas
Almond butter – 1 tablespoon
Granola – 3 tablespoons
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
Low-fat coffee creamer – 1 tablespoon
Roasted peanuts – 1 tablespoon
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
4-5 ice cubes
This is a fairly simple recipe, but as always, feel free to substitute the ingredients to your liking. You can substitute the cream for more almond milk, or the almond milk for regular milk. Furthermore, the whey protein does not have to be vanilla flavored, but it’s certainly recommended.
As for the granola, it really does not matter what you choose, but you should try something with a similar flavor profile. If you can find banana nut granola at the store, then that’s awesome! It will take your smoothie to a new level.
Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to indulge. Follow the steps below and you’ll have a delicious banana nut protein smoothie in as little as five minutes.
Set up your blender. Start by adding all of the liquid ingredients, so the milk, cream, and ice cubes.
Gently break up the two bananas and add them in. Follow this with the almond butter, granola, peanuts, and whey.
Secure the lid on your blender and blend the ingredients until somewhat smooth. This will be a thick smoothie with a nutty consistency.
That’s it! You’re ready to drink. Get yourself a glass, a straw, and take a picture of your beautiful creation if you want.
Within minutes, you have yourself a delicious, high protein drink that is better than any traditional protein supplement. This recipe makes enough for one person, but you could always share or alter the recipe to make more servings.
For two or three servings, simply double the recipe above and divide the nutrition facts below by the number of consumers. A large smoothie like this might be daunting, so the more the merrier.
Regardless of whether you’re counting calories or not, it’s still good to know what you’re putting in your body. The following are the nutrition facts and macronutrients for this smoothie.
Serving Size: 1 smoothie (this recipe makes enough for one person)
Total Fat: 14.8 grams
Carbohydrates: 75 grams
Protein: 36.5 grams
Sugars: 33.1 grams
Keep in mind that the fat and sugar content might look high, but these are from good food sources. The fats are polyunsaturated fats that are good for your heart, and most of the sugar comes from the bananas. Fruit sugar is not bad for you like added sugar, so don’t worry!
If you want fewer calories or less of a certain macronutrient, simply edit the recipe to your liking. Taking out a banana will get rid of some carbs and calories while subtracting the almond butter will take out a lot of fat.
Banana nut flavor has been one of my favorites since my childhood. Maybe this smoothie recipe will be a blast for the past for you, or maybe it will open your eyes to a world of new flavors. Regardless, this is a great all-around smoothie that truly packs a punch.
Do I suggest drinking this smoothie every day? Well, I can’t tell you no, but that’s only a good idea if you’re trying to gain weight, or if you’re exercising a lot. Regardless of what you choose to do, this is a great way to meet your protein needs if you’re struggling.
Hopefully, you enjoyed this banana nut smoothie recipe. If you did, feel free to share this with others who may benefit from it. Lastly, check out our nutrition section for the best healthy eating tips.