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Caramel banana smoothie
Preparation 5
Serves 1 (or two if you feel like sharing)

Caramel banana smoothie

Method

If you’ve got approximately 4 minutes and 31 seconds to make it from your workout to a meeting, onto a bus or to see a mate, then chances are your post-workout snack is the last thing on your mind. After a really hard workout, missing the opportunity to replenish your energy stores can lead to a head ache, poor concentration and can also increase your chances of DOMS. Plus, nobody wants to be around you if you start to get hangry.

So if you haven’t got time to sit down to a proper meal, plan ahead! This caramel banana smoothie is the perfect post-workout pick me up or a quick (and delicious) afternoon snack at work. We all know that banana and honey is a classic combo but the addition of dates and a little bit of salt give the old favourite a caramel twist.

If you’re looking for an extra protein hit after a weights sesh, simply add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the blender.

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How to make it:

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and whizz it up until smooth. Pour into a travel cup with a few ice cubes or drink it straight away.

Ingredients

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 300ml almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp almond or cashew butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon