Strawberry Banana Almond Smoothie – Difficult To Ignore

Strawberry Banana Almond Smoothie – Difficult To Ignore

stawberry banana smoothieBy Dr Joe

When you are in need of an energy boost during the day, then you have a ready solution in this smoothie. We are talking of the strawberry banana almond smoothie.

Wholesome at worst in terms of nutritional value. Every ingredient in this strawberry banana almond smoothie is nutritionally dense.

Even the banana, although if you are concerned about weight gain or if you are on a course of a weight loss journey, you may use one banana instead of two to make this smoothie.

It is so full of energy, you will be wondering when next hunger is going to knock on your door.

Hunger won’t be knocking on your door for hours because in this smoothie you have almond butter providing you with some rich goodness of monounsaturated fat which we all need.

Not only does the almond butter provide you with healthy fats but it helps keep you going for longer without the need for another meal for hours. The almond butter locks hunger away.

Then you have the pea protein providing a nice buffer for the banana. Nice combination.

So what do we need for this strawberry banana almond smoothie?

Here’s what we need.

Banana X 2 fingers
Strawberry X 200 gm
Greek Yogurt X 250 g
Flaxseed X 3 tbsp
Celery stick X 2
Almond butter X 2 tbs
Pea protein powder X 2 scoops
Hemp milk X 80ml


strawberry banana almond smoothie


Nutritional information for Banana per 100 gm

Calories 89 kcal
Total fat 0.3 g
Saturated fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 g
Total Carbohydrate 23 g
Sugars 12 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Protein 1.3 g
Sodium 1 mg
Potassium 358 mg


Bananas also provide you with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron and Magnesium

pea protein


Nutritional information for Pea protein powder per 10 g

Calories 35 kcal
Protein 8.4 g
Total Carbohydrate 0.32 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Total fat 0.17 g
Saturated fat 0.04 g
Fiber 0.24 g
Sodium 0.15 g


Pea protein made from split pea is the perfect alternative for people wishing to avoid dairy and soya based proteins on account of food allergy and intolerance, and is also gluten-free. The brand of pea protein I use has no added refined sugar and not even an artificial sweetner in sight. I use it with confidence.

You may use whey protein instead if that’s your preference. A similar protein powder to use here that’s an alternative to whey protein is hemp protein – another plant-based protein.

We will use hemp milk in this recipe and I have the nutrional information below.

Nutritional information for hemp milk per 240 g

Calories 110 kcal
Total fat 7 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 g
Total Carbohydrate 6 g
Sugars 4.9 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Potein 5 g
Sodium 20 mg


Pea protein will also provide Iron and Calcium to boot.


strawberry banana almond smoothie

How to prepare the strawberry banana almond smoothie

Slice your banana up into small chunks and put into the nutribullet processor.

>> Add the strawberry

>> Add the almond butter – 2 tablespoonful

>> Now scoop in the Greek yogurt about 200 g. You could use less, say 150 g if you are looking to lose weight just to reduce the amount of calories.

>> Add the 2 tablespoonsful of flaxseed.

>> Pour in the hemp milk.

>> Then blitz the content for about 1 minute.

>> Pause the nutribullet processor

>> Add the cut-pieces of the celery and scoop in the Pea protein powder.

>> Then blitz again for another 1 minute.

That’s it. Enjoy your strawberry banana almond smoothie. Enjoy the smoothness and the richness of this shake.

When I tested myself 1 hour after having this smoothie, I had a blood glucose reading of 5.4 mg/dl (97.2 mmol/l). Well within normal healthy limits.

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Strawberry-Flavoured Plums and Almonds Smoothie

Strawberry-Flavoured Plums and Almonds Smoothie

strawberry flavoured almonds smoothieBr Dr Joe

This is a very easy smoothie to make. Plums and almonds smoothie enriched with a strawberry flavour from natural fruits – real food for the heart.

We are not going to use almond nuts for this one. Rather we will be using almond butter, but of course you can use the nuts instead. There is nothing absolutely wrong with that.

Time to get some monounsaturated fats into our body ready for the day. Almond are guaranteed to give your body the much needed pizzazz for a hectic day.

The idea is to keep hunger at bay. Go about your day without worrying about hunger or food. Eat when time allows.


So, what do we need for our plums and almonds smoothie?

Here are the ingredients we require:

Plums 200g
Celery X 2 sticks
Strawberry X 200 gm
Linseed X 2 tbsp full
Natural yogurt 200gm
Almond butter X 1 tablespoon and half
80ml of Hemp milk
Pea Protein X 1 scoop and half


Nutritional Information for Plums per 100 g

Calories 42 kcal
Total fat < 0.5 g
Saturated fat < 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 8.8 g
Sugars 8.8 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Protein 0.6 g
Salt < 0.01 g


Nutritional Information for Strawberry per 100 g

Calories 30 kcal
Total fat < 0.5 g
Saturated fat < 0.1 g
Total Carbohydrate 8.0 g
Sugars 5.2 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Sodium < 1 mg
Protein 0.7 g
Potassium 150 mg


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Nutritional information for flaxseed per 100 g

Calories 502 kcal
Total fat 42 g
Saturated fat 3.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat 27 g
Monounsaturated fat 8 g
Cholesterol 0 g
Total Carbohydrate 29 g
Sugars 1.6 g
Fiber 27 g
Protein 18 g
Sodium 31 mg
Potassium 802 mg


You also get Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium and Calcium from flaxseeds.


Nutritional information for almond butter per 100 g

Calories 609 g
Total fat 54 g
Saturated fat 4.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat 13 g
Monounsaturated fat 33 g
Cholesterol 0 g
Total Carbohydrate 20 g
Sugars 4.8 g
Fiber 11 g
Protein 22 g
Sodium 8 mg
Potassium 744 mg


Flaxseeds also contain magnesium, calcium, Vitamin B6 and iron.

How to make the Almonds and Plums smoothie.

As usual it’s all about chucking the whole ingredients together and blitzing them using Nutribullet processor.

>> First slice the plums into the Nutribullet taking care to remove the core of the plum.

>> Add the strawberries.

>> Cut the celery to smaller pieces, then add them.

>> Scoop the yogurt in, then add the flaxseed.

>> Pour in the hemp milk. You may add more than 80 mls of the hemp milk depending on thick or thin you want your smoothie.

>> Go ahead and blitz all of the content for about 1 minute.

> Pause the nutribullet.

>> Add the 2 scoops of pea protein. You may use whey protein if that tickles your fancy. Pea protein is vegetarian and ideal if you are vegetarian. Whey protein is a by-product of cow’s milk, so not ideal for vegans.

>> Finally add your 2 tablespoonful of almond butter and blitz one more time for another 1 minute or so.

Then enjoy your strawberry-flavoured almonds and plums smoothie. It’s so yummy and would last you so long, you will be amazed at how long your next quest for food will take.

Even if you are on a high protein diet, this will give you a bit of a breather from stuffing your face with so much protein. There’s protein in this smoothie but it is within recommended limits.

When I tested myself on this strawberry-flavoured almond and plums smoothie 1 hour after having it, I got a blood glucose reading of 4.3 mmol/l (77.4 mg/dl). Very healthy!

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