Nut and Banana Power Shake

This nutty shake is one of my favorite breakfast shakes. I always have shakes or smoothies for breakfast because I like how convenient it is and the fact that it is easy to consume. I know most people give breakfast a miss because they feel a bit sick in the morning, don’t have an appetite or simply because they have no time. A shake in the morning solves all of these problems: you can prepare your smoothie the night before so it saves time in the morning, and you drink it on your way to work, school or wherever you are going.

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For me shakes are good because I don’t really have too much of an appetite in the morning. If I had to eat a big bowl of yoghurt with granola in the morning for example I would not be able to finish it. A shake is easy to drink and you can put a lot of good things in it!

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This nut and banana shake is perfect for a quick breakfast as it is easy to make (the blender does all the work!) and you don’t need that many ingredients. It is my favorite breakfast before a good workout as it quickly gives me energy and it is not too heavy.

For vegetarians it is important to eat a lot of nuts because of the nutrition and vitamins in them. Nuts provide energy, fiber, healthy fats and they are a quick source of protein. Peanuts and almonds are rich in zinc, vitamin E and omega 3, and almonds also contain calcium (Vegetarian Times). So always make sure to have a handful of nuts a day, whether it is blended in a smoothie, or adding an extra bite to your salad or main course, it will help you get all the nutrition you need- and it’s tasty!

 

Ingredients (makes 1 shake)

  • 1 banana
  • 240ml almond milk
  • 60g oats
  • tablespoon peanut butter
  • teaspoon coco powder
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • handful almond shavings

also needed: blender

Method:

  • add all the ingredients to the blender and mix until all the ingredients are blended into a smooth shake.

 

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