Peanut butter and banana smoothie

ImageI love creamy smoothies and shakes, but of course shop bought are made with cows milk or yoghurt and milkshake places are all ice cream and milk. So I made this beauty at the weekend instead. The honey is to sweeten, peanut butter is full of healthy fats (just make sure it has no added sugar, organic is best) and I added maca powder and oats for a nutritional boost. Maca powder comes from a root found in Peru, and contains lots of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and essential amino acids. It is also a natural hormone regulator so may be particularly useful for PMS or menopause. It is a good source of calcium (if you are going dairy free and concerned about calcium read this post) and gives a great energy boost. Try having one of these in place of your morning coffee!

Ingredients:

1 X Banana (You can freeze bananas without their skins on which are great for adding to smoothies)

Coconut milk (or almond, rice or soy milk)

1 large tablespoon peanut butter

1 handful oats

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon maca powder

A few ice cubes

Blitz all of the ingredients and enjoy!

 

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