This smoothie was made with love for my lovely friend, Christina. She is a hard-working Mum with three active children under five. Due to her busy lifestyle and health issues, she’s been struggling to gain weight for some time now. This smoothie is relatively high in calories, so would be suitable for you if you’re trying to gain weight, or if you’re looking for a meal in a glass that will keep you energised for many hours.
1 scoop / 30g vanilla protein powder
1 medium banana, broken into chunks
1 tsp honey
1 tsp coconut oil, melted
4 / 10g macadamia nuts
200ml full cream milk (or coconut milk, almond milk etc.)
1/4 cup oats
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender for 1 minute.
- The macadamia nuts can be substituted for any other nuts. Almonds, walnuts, cashews and pecans are all lovely.
- If you have it in the pantry you could also add a teaspoon of maca for extra energy and health benefits and a teaspoon of cinnamon to help stabilise your blood sugar levels.
- If you like your smoothies a bit colder add a handful of ice cubes before blending.
Nutritional info per serve: