Be Summer-Ready With Banana Almond Milk Smoothie, Recipe Inside

Everyone enjoys smoothies, but most of us avoid them in our diets out of concern that they would cause us to gain weight or cause us to keep away from our good eating routines. What if, however, we told you that everything that matters is the ingredients? 

You did indeed read that right! Depending on the ingredients you select, smoothies can be very nutritious. We'll advise you to give the banana and almonds a try in this situation. Still unsure? Check out the benefits that these two potent components of the banana-almond smoothie can provide for you. 

In addition to being a popular summer fruit with a delicious flavour, bananas are an amazing source of some of the most important nutrients that our bodies require. They are fantastic in providing vitamin C, which can help your body defend against cell and tissue deterioration, support brain health by producing serotonin (a hormone that affects our sleep cycle, moods, and stress levels), and help produce collagen (the protein that holds your skin, bones, and body together). As per diet experts, a medium-sized banana actually meets 13% of your daily manganese requirements.  

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Your skin is shielded from free radical damage by manganese, which also aids in the production of collagen in your body. Bananas are a fantastic supply of potassium, a necessary mineral and electrolyte that carries a slight electrical charge in our bodies, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Nerve cells transmit messages to the heart and muscles that cause them to contract regularly as a result of these charges. 

Almonds are yet another delicious and nutritious dietary option, while bananas are packed with both sweetness and nutrients. Almonds are abundant in fibre, protein, vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium, according to a study published in the Food Science and Technology Bulletin. Almond consumption has numerous health advantages, such as lowering cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure as well as preventing oxidative cell damage. 

These heavenly components together guarantee a flavorful experience with a wholesome aftertaste. Let’s begin with this recipe for a banana-almond smoothie, which has only 150 calories per serving, and can help you satisfy your summertime thirst. 


2 medium bananas

2 spoonful almond butter (blended almonds with a spoon full of olive oil) 

4 spoonful flax seeds (optional) 

1 cup almond milk, yoghurt or regular milk 

Drizzle of honey or maple syrup (optional) 


Blend the bananas, milk or yoghurt, flax seeds, honey, almond butter, and flax seeds. Pulse the mixture until it has the appropriate consistency. Serve cold after pouring the mixture into a glass. 

Note: You can substitute 8–10 peeled almonds for the almond butter if you don't want to use it.