Easy Energy Almond Shake

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Energy Shake! For some serious energy, super fast, blend up this recipe. That’s why I also call it my “Easy Energy Almond Shake”. Whatever you call it, the delicious taste and texture is undeniable. Get my recipe..

Frozen Bananas.
You will need two frozen bananas for this recipe. Be sure to freeze your bananas when they are very ripe – a few black spots. And be sure to slice your ripe bananas into quarters before freezing them, so that they will blend easily once used. A clunky, hard, whole frozen banana does not blend easily. Obviously, you will need to prepare for this recipe in advance – start freezing those bananas! Note: two ripe fresh bananas will not work in this recipe. The smoothie would be too mushy and gooey. You need frozen fruit.

Healthy Smoothie. This smoothie is a good source of vitamin E, fiber, protein and potassium. Plus it is packed with energy from healthy fats (from the almonds) and high quality carbohydrates (from the bananas, natural sweetener and non-dairy milk). Choose a well fortified non-dairy milk and you should be getting some healthy, essential vitamins like vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Plus those bananas are easy on your tummy, for some quickly digested energy.

Family Friendly. This recipe will be adored by moms, dads and even picky kids. The fresh taste of almonds, sweet bananas and a creamy milkshake consistency creates quite the crowd-pleasing sip.


2 cups almond milk or soymilk, vanilla flavor
2 large frozen bananas, ripe
2 Tbsp almond butter  or normal butter
1/2 cup ice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
garnish: roasted almonds


1. Place all ingredients in a high power blender. Blend on high until smooth and thick.

2. Pour into glasses and garnish with roasted almonds.



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Cheryl on Mar 6, 2013

    hi…where would I buy almond milk and almond butter?thanks

    • posted by Pika Chakula on Mar 7, 2013

      Hello Cheryl you can buy almond milk and butter at Healthy U stores.

  2. posted by arronwrath on Mar 16, 2013

    i need a drink to help me lose weight thats not to expensive and easy to get ingredients??
    i have no allergys

  3. posted by apleaforbrandon on Mar 18, 2013

    Am I eating properly, ie, do I get enough minerals, vitamins, proteins, etc?

    Average day:

    morning: porridge with water, or toast

    afternoon: toast with peanut butter, with cheese or with baked beans and one fruit (banana or apple)

    evening: pasta or potatoes or rice with salad (peppers, cucumber, lettuce, tomato) and some days perhaps the odd vegetable (usually broccoli or courgette)

    For anyone who knows about these things could you perhaps give me a clue as to what I might be lacking.

    Most grateful

  4. posted by Cliffy N on Mar 19, 2013

    How can I make frozen banana pops without the chocolate?
    All the recipes I found say you have to dip the banana in melted chocolate before freezing – just wondering if anyone made plain banana pops.

  5. posted by Alun J on Mar 25, 2013

    I’m a division 1 track athlete that specializes in the jumps (high/long/triple jump)
    I’m not a full blown out vegetarian yet I eat meat sometimes (mainly seafood so I guess I’m a pescetarian. every so often I eat chicken but that was over a month ago and I felt sick when I did so I prob won’t be eating chicken again) So I gave myself a challenge to not eat any meat for a weekend and that weekend turned into a week (today is Day 7) I don’t really eat a lot of dairy products due bc I have somewhat lactose intolerant
    Over the past 7 days some of my meals and snacks consisted of: Caesar salads (no dressing), stir fry veggies, brown rice, black beans, eggplant stromboli, vegetable dumplings, egg white veggie omelette, whole wheat toast/english muffins/bagels, peanut butter, naturade soy protein shake, lots of fruits (oranges, cantaloupe, pineaapple, strawberries, apples), dry roasted peanuts (sea salted), soy nuts, dates, seeds, clif builder’s bars, almond milk, cereal bars like nutrigrain and nature valley, dried mango, raisins, and lots of water and tea and my treats on my sweet tooth day were: starbucks chai lattes in soy and hot tamales candy
    My assistant coach (who is fairly young graduated college 2 years ago) was basically shaming vegetarian/veganism and saying how bad it is for athletes because they don’t get enough nutrients and are at a higher chance of getting injuries. and he said how his old college coach wouldn’t recruit anyone who was a vegetarian bc in the past he had too many vegetarian athletes that were always injured.
    I talk multi vitamins daily. I do have shin splints, but I get them every year and that’s a minor injury you suck it up for at this level in track (in the past years I ate more meat in my diet).
    Is my coach right? and if not should I change up diet to ensure I get enough vitamins and calcium and such? bc to be honest I think Day 8 is going to be another meatless day as well. meat isn’t a necessity to me anymore especially chicken and red meat that makes me sick now.

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