A Paleo smoothie is a great way to start the morning. Some days, I just don’t have time to enjoy a sit down breakfast. Some days, the kids have been just pokey and disorganized enough to make me late. Others, I have an early phone call with a client. Either way, I need something fast and portable for breakfast that is still healthy. Most portable breakfasts are fairly high in carbohydrates and sugars. That’s not really what I want to eat first thing in the morning. I don’t find it filling and the crash after the sugar high doesn’t leave me very productive for the rest of the day.
Banana Almond Paleo Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 2 tsp almond butter
- 1 packet Stevia
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds - unsalted
- 1 tbsp heaping of slivered almonds
- Cinnamon to taste
- Add everything to the blender.
- Blend on your smoothie setting until well mixed.
- Pour in a glass.
- Sprinkle cinnamon on the top.
I added pumpkin seeds to my smoothie but you could easily add sunflower seeds instead. I have read conflicting information about Stevia and the Paleo diet. Some articles say that it is fine in moderation since it is natural. Other articles say that since it has been processed into a powder, it should be avoided. I enjoy my smoothies on the sweet side so adding a packet of Stevia work for me. If you’d rather not use Stevia, you can certainly leave it out. It still tastes good. it is just not quite as sweet without the Stevia.
I love the taste of the almonds and banana together. Adding the almonds and pumpkin seeds gives this Paleo smoothie a little bit of crunch to it which is fun.