Showing posts with label Smoothies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smoothies. Show all posts

27 April 2011

Almond and Banana Smoothie

Even though it has been raining during the nights in Kannur, its really HOT  and humid outside during day time. So here is my COOL experiment for a HOT day.. a big glass of refreshing smoothie!!

Almonds known to be the small but MIGHTY nut had been considered too fatty to be a healthy snack. But recent research has shown that 90% of the fats are unsaturated - which is good news for all the health conscious and almond lovers. Almonds are high in protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and other antioxidants. And the best part is it is available throughout the year.
So let’s make a smoothie with almonds and banana and have an ENERGY EXPLOSION !!

Serves 3-4

125 g  / 4 ½ oz  Whole blanched almonds
600ml                Low fat Milk
2                        Ripe bananas halved
1 tsp                  Vanilla Essence
6 tsp                   Sugar (Optional)
Ground Cinnamon for sprinkling


Boil 1 1/2 cups of water. When it boils put the almonds in it for about 10 secs and remove from water.
Now remove the skin of the almonds.
Powder it finely in a food processor
Add milk, banana and vanilla extract, sugar to this and blend until smooth and creamy.
Chill the glasses.
Pour the smoothie into glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon.