Banana Almond Paleo Smoothie – Delicious & Healthy

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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.

Paleo smoothie Banana Almond

Banana Almond Paleo Smoothie

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Banana Almond Paleo Smoothie - Delicious & Healthy
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Add everything to the blender.
  2. Blend on your smoothie setting until well mixed.
  3. Pour in a glass.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon on the top.
  5. Enjoy
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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.

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Comments

  1. I bet this would be delicious using unsweetened chocolate almond milk, too! I'll have to mention this to my husband, he follows Paleo.
  2. This looks really good! We love nuts and always have almond milk in the house. I will have to try this!
  3. Michele Ertter Brosius says
    Oh my word looks yummy & so easy. My teens will love this for an easy out the door breakfast! 
  4. I love bananas, I love almonds, I love Paleo, and I love smoothies, so naturally this is a home run recipe for me!
  5. This sounds great. I've been trying to eat fruit every day for breakfast. So this would be right up my lane. Hum... peanut butter and banana.
  6. We love smoothies! I've been wanting to try almond butter. Now I have to.
  7. Lisa Weidknecht says
    I love making smoothies. They are so easy, and very satisfyingly delicious! I'll try this one next week after I get some nanners.
  8. momstheword says
    This looks yummy. I've never had one with almond butter before but I love it so I'm sure it would taste good! Thanks for linking up today.
  9. Great recipe! I like that you use almond milk and almond butter. I bet it tastes great!
  10. Julie Corbisiero says
    Hi Ellen, this looks really good. I am going to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing. Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com
  11. This looks good and delicious. Always looking for something good and healthy for breakfast. Will be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing.
  12. Sara Zielinski says
    Yummy I love bananas
  13. I just made this for breakfast, minus the stevia, because I can't stand the taste. It was SO GOOD.If you can get korintje cinnamon, do--it has a deeper and slightly sweeter cinnamon taste than regular. It is what Cinnabon uses on their cinnamon rolls. I got it at a local spice store in PA but I'm betting Penzey's would have it or you could order it online somewhere. I use it for baking, applesauce and other things where you just want a slightly more pungent cinnamon taste. It helps with not needing a lot of additional sweetener too--so big win!
    • Ellen Christian says
      I'm so glad you liked it. I will have to see if I can find the korintje cinnamon. Maybe my food coop will have it.
  14. What a great smoothie! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend! Come Back Soon! Miz Helen
  15. Antionette Blake (@ambde) says
    Thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty!
  16. Delicious Healthy smoothie I love this I am going to try it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. Pinning.
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  18. Carrie Groneman says
    Thank you so much for linking up and sharing at WW Blog Hop! This looks so yummy and I want to try it very soon. Hope to see you Wed. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow
  19. Great looking smoothie!  Thanks for linking up with me. I'm featuring you for this week's Friday Favorites.

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