Afternoon Delight Smoothie Recipe

Simplicity is the success of this smoothie – with nutritionally balanced ingredients, plenty of flavour and satisfying sweetness, this is the perfect recipe to go to when you’re in the need of a quick breakfast, meal replacement or post-exercise boost.

  • Bananas contain plenty of potassium – essential for muscular health and recovery, mood levels, circulation and balanced blood pressure.
  • Dates are full of iron, fiber (vital for gut health), calcium, magnesium and zinc, and add a totally natural sweetness to the smoothie.
  • Peanut butter is the primary protein provider here, and it also contains good amounts of potassium. Consuming good quality peanut butter lowers the risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease, with a good dose of healthy fats, magnesium, vitamin E and antioxidants.

Interesting fact – peanuts aren’t actually a nut! They’re a legume (similar to beans) as they grow underground. Technically, nuts grow on bushes and trees….


Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1 banana (to make the smoothie thicker and preserve your bananas, chop them up and store in the freezer)
  • 6-8 dates (stones removed)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • organic or non-dairy milk

optional extras:

  • cacao powder for extra antioxidants and chocolaty-ness
  • Chia seeds for added fiber and protein
  • Protein powder for obvious reasons….
  • Kelp or any other good quality organic powdered seaweed to help boost thyroid health ad metabolism

How to:

Add all ingredients to a blender and whizz

Serve & enjoy!




Published by emmanewlynyoga

Musician, music lover, yoga teacher, yoga student, massage therapist.

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