Ingredients (serves 2)
1 Frozen banana, skins removed and cut in half (I skin the bananas once I get them from the grocery store and put them in a freezer bag)
2 Handfuls of fresh frozen blueberries (I wash them when I get home and put them in the freezer)
1 Handful of almonds*
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. flax seed
Dates (about 4 or 6 of them)
1 Tbsp. maca powder (optional)
2 Cups of coconut water
Place all the ingredients in a blender, puree. Use less or more liquid depending on the thickness that you want.
*Fun fact about Almonds: “Fruits?” you ask. “Isn't an almond a nut?” Well, yes and no. Although commonly considered a nut, the almond is, curiously enough, a fruit. It is part of the family from which other stone-fruit trees derive their origin, namely the rose family. Stone fruits include peaches, apricots, and plums. Next time you have a peach pit in your hand, notice how closely in size and shape it resembles an almond shell. Crack both open and you will find that the kernels are similar too. However, only almonds should be eaten, since eating the kernels of fruits like peaches can make you sick.
Photo via: my iPhone which explains the low quality of the photo. It looks way better in real life, so don't judge it by the way it photographed. I'm curious - what's your favorite go-to smoothie?