Recently, I’ve started to revive my exercise routine. Thanks to COVID-19, the world and a large majority of its inhabitants, have been forced to resort to alternative forms of therapy, meditation and self-care.
I’ve always considered myself (somewhat) healthy but, ever since being quarantined, my diet has totally altered and I find myself searching for ways to infuse as many vitamins, minerals and herbs into my body. As a severe, iron-deficient African-American woman, I’ve also been alerted that incorporating as many leafy, green vegetables as possible will a remain key in my overall health and well-being. Enter in smoothies!
Smoothies are a godsend! You can literally add any and everything into their composition and you can totally make it your own. Smoothies area also an excellent way to substitute a meal, especially if you are on-the-go and pressed for time. So, today, I figured I’d share one of my favorite post-workout consumptions: the peanut butter banana protein smoothie. Catch this: the prep time is under 5 minutes! Keep reading to learn more!
1) First off, gather all your ingredients, which include:
- 2 whole bananas, broken into pieces
- 1 scoop of your choice of protein powder
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2-3 ice cubes
- 1 scoop of peanut butter
- 2 cups of almond milk
2) Place all ingredients – bananas, milk, honey, ice cubes, peanut butter, protein powder and almond milk – into the blender. Blend all ingredients until the consistency is smooth and free of chunks.
3) Serve it up and enjoy!
There ya have it! A simple, quick and nutritious option to refuel and replenish your body after a workout or even an afternoon pick-me-up.
This smoothie is chock full of bold flavors and all things amazing. In the meantime, drop some of your favorite wellness finds below! And, how is your quarantine wellness journey going? Stay strong! We’re all in this together.
“The greatest wealth is health.”