As you can see, I’ve been on a honey and banana smoothie kick lately. I’ve made that recipe nearly 3-4 times a week, almost to the point that I’m getting sick of it. We’ve been consuming jars of peanut butter like nobody’s business, and the gigantic freezer-sized Ziploc bags of walnuts (grown directly on my grandparents farm, hand picked and shelled just by them) were starting to get envious. So this evening, I decided to switch things up a bit.
Enter this: Honey Banana Walnut shake. But not just any honey banana walnut shake. This is quite unique. I decided to get a bit adventurous, you see. Why not add in some unexpected punch?
You’ll probably never guess the secret ingredient(s). Coriander. And cardamom. It goes tremendously well with the walnuts, honey, frozen banana, vanilla whey, almond milk and cinnamon. It’s FABULOUS. I handed this cold glass of deliciousness to my boyfriend as he was shaving and about to step into the shower, and he loved it so much he requested a second (but the second time I mixed in ginger cookies and a splash of rum. That will be discussed relatively soon, as well.)
I think we’re on to something new and exciting here.
Honey Banana Walnut Smoothie
Makes one 8oz serving
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/8 teaspoon coriander
- 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Blend all ingredients together for at least 30 seconds and pour into your favorite glass. You will love it!