This recipe has become one of my favorite evening snacks as well as a morning pick-me-up. You can minimize the m*lk to make it into a smoothie bowl or add more to sip from a mason jar.
I was left hungry after a small dinner one evening. I figured a smoothie (lots of nutrients, little fiber) would fill the void of not eating as much as I should have. I added a frozen banana to the blender along with some vanilla extract and hemp, chia, and flax seeds for added nutrition (since then, I’ve left out the flax, as it seems to mess with the texture too much). Unexpectedly, the chia seeds mimicked the look of vanilla beans in vanilla bean ice cream. It was a perfect concoction!
Since first typing this recipe for my blog, I have been fine-tuning it; in fact, I had it for breakfast this morning- which you can see as the featured image of this post 🙂
Feel free to adjust the amount and proportions of the ingredients as needed; these measurements are just meant to be a guide!
- 1-2 frozen bananas
- As much or as little non-dairy milk as you want (my favorite is Oatly oat milk or Milkadamia macadamia nut milk).
- Two tablespoons chia seeds.
- Two teaspoons vanilla extract
- (Optional) two tablespoons hemp seeds.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend.
I have a Vitamix, and it works very well for just about everything smoothie-related. Don’t hesitate to try the recipe out even if you don’t have access to one; make sure to add more milk, so it doesn’t overpower the blender.