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Banana and Strawberry Thick Shake

On September 1, 2016

Two terrific smoothies to give you a wellbeing boost.

Banana and Strawberry Thick Shake

This is one of my go-to quick and easy post workout shakes. I like to add some plant-based protein powder to this when enjoying it after training, but I leave that completely up to you.

The reason I love using frozen bananas and berries is that they make the shake awesomely thick. Don’t
forget to peel your bananas before freezing them though, as the skin will not come off afterwards. I like to chop them up into small ready-to-use chunks before placing them in the freezer.

Serves 1

Ingredients
1 small banana, frozen if possible
150 g (1 cup) strawberries, frozen if possible
125 ml (½ cup) Vanilla Almond Milk (see page 34)
1 vanilla pod, split and scraped
1 tablespoon chia seeds
4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons protein powder (optional)
fresh strawberries, to serve

Method
Blitz all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Garnish with fresh strawberries and serve.

As well as being a good source of protein, chia seeds are made up of a whopping 65 per cent omega-fatty acids, which are great for our overall wellbeing.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

A little nod to my regular travel to the United States, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich – or PB & J as it is affectionately known over there – is a sandwich that includes a layer each of peanut butter and jelly (jam) between two slices of bread.
This famous American combination of flavours is a favourite of mine and turning it from a high-sugar
sandwich into a healthy smoothie was surprisingly easy. I hope you love it!

SERVES 1

Ingredients
½ banana, frozen if possible
70 g (½ cup) mixed berries, fresh or frozen
250 ml (1 cup) Vanilla Almond Milk (see page 34)
2 tablespoons peanut butter
4 ice cubes (optional)
crushed peanuts, to serve

Method
Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. Garnish with a sprinkling of crushed peanuts. Drink up!

To make this healthy smoothie into a tasty paleo treat, simply swap the peanut butter for almond or cashew butter instead.

Eat CleanRecipes extracted from Eat Clean by Luke Hines. Available now, Plum, $39.99. Buy the book here.

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