Banana Raspberry Smoothie

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Smoothies are perfect for an energy boost at morning tea time – my blood sugar levels always seem to be dropping at this time of day, and a good smoothie really helps. Here’s one that we love to make… it’s delicious!

I start off most of my smoothies by grinding up raw almonds, pepitas, linseeds and dates – that makes the sweet milk they are based on. You can really add any frozen fruit, plus water, and some additional sweetener if needed. I usually add frozen banana to make it thick and creamy – (just peel them and freeze them whole in a plastic bag, and break them off as you need them). I also like to add tahini to make it creamier, and to add a calcium boost. (Of course, if you have a powerful machine like the Thermomix, you can grind up your own sesame seeds at the start if you’d rather, instead of adding tahini.)

(Note: If you have time, soak the almonds and seeds for a few hours or overnight, then drain off the water, add all other ingredients and mix on speed 9 for 1 minute.)
1. Grind up for about 20 seconds on speed 9, or until finely ground:
– 2 handfuls of raw almonds
– 1 handful of raw pepitas
– 2 tsp linseeds (flaxseeds)

2. Add and grind for another 10-20 seconds on speed 9, until fine:
– 1 big handful of pitted dates

3. Add and mix on speed 9 for 1 minute:
– 3-4 frozen bananas, chopped in 1 inch chunks
– 2 big handfuls frozen raspberries
– 2 Tblspns tahini
– 1 Tblspn agave syrup (or pure maple syrup) (optional)
– 1 litre water (more or less depending how thick you want it)

Enjoy!

8 Comments

  1. Cat J B says:

    This sounds great, I’ve been making my smoothies the regular way, with milk but I’m keen to try it this way. And I made the chocolate sorbet tonight, OMG, it was to die for!

  2. Jo says:

    That’s great – glad you liked it! (Good way to get your chocolate fix, hey!)

  3. I will have to remember to cut my bananas in 1-inch chunks before I freeze them just so I can make one of these smoothies. It’s sometimes nice ot drink one’s breakfast 😉 and take a break from green smoothies, so this recipe looks great.

    Shirley

  4. judy says:

    Jo, this obviously makes enough for your large family. What would the quantities be for 1-2 people please.

  5. Jo Whitton says:

    Judy, I don’t generally measure, but maybe just cut this one in half, or a bit less – probably 1 banana would do. Just guess – it’s a very flexible recipe!! 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    This is so yummy. Thanks for the recipe Jo!!!

    Chelsea 🙂

  7. Joseph Carr says:

    I’m definitely going to try making one of this. It seems like a pretty easy recipe. but I’m going to put a little more almonds than what was said in the recipe. I’m sure that would taste great!

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