Almond Butter Energy Shake {dairy-free}

Man oh man, it's hot out! We must make something cold...  


This is an almond butter energy shake - but, I'm going to also call this my post-run shake or post-yoga shake. Because it is marvelous after both!

The helpful chart below was shared with me by eReplacement Parts - I think mostly because I post a lot of nut butters on my blog, i.e., I have an obsession with nut butters. Aaaand it just so happens that I have a new Vitamix blender in my kitchen! After using it for a week, I've quickly realized that my life is divided into two parts:  My life before a Vitamix and then my life with a Vitamix in it. (If I don't show up to work, it's because I'm in my kitchen, making smoothies and nut butters, cant-get-me-away-from-it)

If you need a post-workout snack, whip up this almond butter energy shake. It's so good, I'll even eat it for dessert.  


The recipe is in the box below, but I basically blend 2 cups almond milk (or coconut milk), 2 frozen bananas, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons almond butter. The recipe says to add ice, but I don't.  I'm sure if I do it would be thinner, but I scoop mine up with a spoon so I prefer it thick.  And I freeze the extra, so it's scoop-able the next time I have it (just thaw it out for a bit to soften).

Now, get blending!