There's nothing better than a refreshing, nutrient-packed protein smoothie after an intense workout. They're always part of my morning routine. So one day, inspired by a very tasty banana bread recipe a friend had made, I decided to take it to the blender. The result? A protein drink that tasted just like the "real thing."
And, it was a success! This Banana Bread Protein Smoothie recipe gave off all the rich, buttery and nutty notes of the carby treat — plus the inclusions of bananas, almond butter and fiber-rich granola, topped off with a scoop of Vital Performance™ Vanilla Protein ($29.99; shop now) to help support improved recovery, stimulate muscle protein synthesis and promote healthy bones, joints and tendons.**
If I can win over my husband at first sip with this good-for-you creation, I promise it's sure to be a winner in your own kitchen. Take my word for it and follow the step-by-step recipe, below.
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Banana Bread Protein Smoothie Recipe
Yields 1 Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 C almond milk
- 1/2 C old-fashioned oats or granola
- 1 T almond butter
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1 t nutmeg
- 1/2 t vanilla extract
- 1-2 scoops Vital Performance™ Vanilla Protein
- 1 squeeze of agave syrup
- Place all ingredients into a blender until smooth, creamy and well combined. (Pro tip: Start on low speed and gradually work your way up to high speed.)
- Pour into a glass, add in a straw and enjoy!