Friday, June 25, 2010

Leftover Week: Raspberry-Banana-Almond butter & Cinnamon Smoothie

Happy Friday evening!
I may have overindulged in some extra sleep this morning, but after this busy week I know I deserved it. Plus, I don't know if anyone out there can relate, but it's pretty damn difficult to get out of bed when you've got two torturously adorable pups vying for your snuggle time.
Anywho --- after my late morning workout I was craving a smoothie, but I also wanted to spoon unladylike amounts of Almond butter with Cinnamon into my mouth too...so I decided to compromise and bring both of those things together. Here's what happened:
Raspberry Banana Almond butter & Cinnamon Smoothie
 Into your blender combine the following:
1 small container of Raspberries (roughly 1 cup)
2 Bananas
4 Tbsp Almond Butter
1 tsp Cinnamon
4 Medjool dates (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes)
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2 c Ice
Water - as much as you'd like. 
Puree, sprinkle with Cinnamon and enjoy!
My smoothie - before I  topped it off with Cinnamon

xoxo,
Sarahfae - AtV

7 comments:

  1. Hi Krystina - thank you for the comment!
    You could also try adding a few Tbsp of Carob powder too - for a chocolate raspberry twist. :)

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  2. what do you recommend using instead of almond paste? I'm allergic to almond anything

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  3. This smoothie sounds so good! I can defintally relate to the pets in bed thing. Every morning I have AT LEAST two of my four cats pressed up against me, and if I move to get up they just look at me like, "Why are you leaving?"

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  4. Hi Diana,
    Any nut butter will do. You can also opt to use a couple Tbsp of Flaxseed if you prefer. :)
    Thank you for the comment!

    S

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  5. Hi Carissa!
    Thanks for the comment!! :) It's nice to know that I'm not alone with the whole "cuddly animal predicament". Not that I'm complaining! ;)

    S

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  6. Awww, your cuddle buddies are so cute!

    Can't wait to try your pretty pink smoothie, thanks for the recipe:)

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