This Low Fat Banana Bread Smoothie is one of our new smoothie favorites! In terms of flavor we enjoy it a lot, but the real appeal for me is to be able to get a quick E smoothie that is super satisfying for the 3 hour window of fuel burning time on Trim Healthy Mama.
I could have really named this my healthy Carb Craving Crusher smoothie and it would have described it perfectly, but since it tastes reminds me so much of banana bread and since most people love banana bread I went with Low Fat Banana Bread Smoothie. I’ve pictured it with and without an additional handful of fresh or fresh frozen spinach which makes this smoothie even more nutrient dense and doesn’t affect the flavor at all!
I’m a huge spinach fan but not so much in sweet recipes so when my friend, recipe tester, and blog supporter Tammy F. suggested the spinach idea I was a bit skeptical at first, but I like it!
The spinach flavor totally is undiscernable to myself and all my testers with the spinach added. But for those who prefer to have their banana bread a nice tan color, you can leave the greens out and still get a nutritional powerhouse of a shake!
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This drink is packed with nutritional density! I chose collagen instead of regular on plan protein powder because of the lighter flavor that doesn’t overpower the delicate nutty flavor of the small amount of almond butter, and because……collagen. <3Every ingredient in this fantastic smoothie lends itself to helping ensure that the slow burning carbs in this drink will crush those unhealthy carb cravings and rev up your metabolism while your body burns through them!
Do you LOVE smoothies? I sure do and I see no reason why a low fat (E) smoothie can’t be every bit as yummy and satisfying as a low carb (S) version. But don’t take my word for it try this smoothie for yourself and why you’re at it be sure and try my other well loved low fat (E) smoothie the Low Fat Banana Split…. it is beyond yum!
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Low Fat Banana Bread Smoothie
3/4 cup unsweetened blue diamond almond milk
1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese (1% or Daisy 2%)
2 tablespoon old fashioned oatmeal
1 tsp. all natural almond butter (no sugar added)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 generous pinches mineral salt
1 1/2 tablespoons collagen
1 handful fresh or (fresh frozen) spinach ~ optional but is flavorless in this shake
1 cup ice
extra cinnamon (for topping - optional)
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour into a 24 oz container if using 1 cup ice and a quart jar if using more ice.
- Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and serve immediately.