Banana, date and cashew nut butter shake

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I have a lot of smoothies throughout the week and sometimes it’s nice just to mix them up a bit. Lots of people ask for smoothie inspiration so I thought I’d share this little gem with you. It’s so sweet it will make a great afternoon pick-me up, sweet dessert treat, or if you’ve been up half the night with your children (or partying) a sweet healthy shake will kick start your day!

This shake provides a great source of fibre, potassium, protein and magnesium. Magnesium is such an overlooked mineral, yet most of us are deficient in it. When my hair was falling out after I stopped breastfeeding I was recommended to take a magnesium supplement or better still try to get it from the foods I was eating. Hence the overhaul of the foods I was eating,Β  because I wasn’t fuelling my body very well.

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas
6 medjool dates
1 1/2 cups of almond milk (rude health http://rudehealth.com/)
2 teaspoons of cashew nut butter (meridian foods http://www.meridianfoods.co.uk/)
2 teaspoons of cacao powder

Optional – 1 teaspoon of maca powder (organic burst http://www.organicburst.com/)

Literally throw it all in to the blender for a few minutes just make sure you take the stones out the dates and slice the banana first. Also makes sure your almond milk is cold, this makes it extra refreshing! Takes 3 minutes max to make.

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Published by naturallea

Hello, welcome to my blog - naturallea! I started this blog as after having my beautiful baby girl I found that I was totally zapped of energy, I literally didn't know how I'd make it through the day. On little or no sleep I found myself addicted to sugar and caffeine. I decided to completely transform my diet to see if it had any affect. I want to share my health journey with you. I am by no means a nutritionist, athlete or doctor but I am passionate about health, food and spiritual well being. So I'm sharing this blog with you and if my shoddy photography can inspire you to make even one simple change towards a healthier lifestyle - it will make me happy ; ) Enjoy the recipes Lea xx

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