Yes, a big change from the tasting menus and lamb loins.
This is all you need...
Voila! I make this the night before, pour it into a blender bottle, and grab it on my way out when I leave in the morning. Yes, I kind of look like a bag lady with my gym bag, purse, and lululemon lunch bag filled with snacks, but I've soooort of gotten used to it.
Banana Almond Smoothie, recipe from Bon Appetit
- 1 whole banana, chopped, and frozen
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp. almond butter
Do Ahead: The recipe calls for frozen bananas. I learned the hard and dumb way that you can't freeze a whole banana, and then try to peel it. Oops. Now, I chop up the banana and put it in a tupperware or a ziplock bag in advance of making this. I usually chop all my bananas for the week on Sunday afternoon after I've gone grocery shopping (and put each banana in a separate container, so I know exactly how much I am using). By the time I'm back in the kitchen in the evening to prep my breakfast for the next morning, it is frozen.
Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend till smooth. I run my blender run 30-60 seconds to get it extra frothy.
Variations: I was reading Into The Gloss and found out Blue Dog Cafe has a "King of the Jungle" smoothie that has banana, almond milk, kale, and spinach. Feeling inspired to add more greens to my day, I threw about two handfuls of spinach into my smoothie and it was great!