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.
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