Don't toss overripe bananas—peel them and freeze them in a Ziploc bag for smoothies.
Holiday Spice Smoothie
Cinnamon and cardamom combined with banana make this a wintry and satisfyingly sweet drink. Add hemp powder and almond milk, and you have a protein-rich, dairy free, guilt-free treat.
4 medjool dates
1 frozen banana
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
3 ice cubes
3 tablespoons hemp powder
1. Combine all ingredients in a powerful blender.
2. Blend 1 minute, or until smooth and creamy.
For more than 25 years, Ed Behr has edited The Art of Eating, a truly intellectual and enjoyable journal on food and everything that goes with. He has travelled the world trolling for the best artisanal ingredients, meeting the most knowledgeable, but often unknown, cooks, and supplying readers with...