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.
This delicious smoothie helps balance blood sugar and encourages healthy digestion. To make your own fresh carrot juice, blend 1/2 lb carrots in your blender and strain with a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. If your banana isn’t frozen, add a handful of ice.