afternoon energy shake {date, banana, almonds}

Here is a pick-me-up smoothie. 

To help you tackle the rest of the day.

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I usually like to drink this on the weekends, when I get hungry after a long morning run.  It is a healthy dose of protein to give you that much-needed boost.

Plus, it gives me an excuse to buy dates.  There is just something about them.  They feel like a splurge.

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And, this is yet another Gwyneth Paltrow-inpired recipe. Lately I’ve been digging her recipe ideas. 

She recommends this in the afternoon, when you need a kick.  I could not agree more.

This one is very refreshing and delish.

afternoon energy shake {date & almonds}

  • ½ banana (frozen is best)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (or about 12-24 almonds, ground until a paste)
  • 1 large date, pitted (or 2-3 smaller dates)
  • ¾ cup cold unsweetened almond milk
  • dash of tumeric or cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

- Pour into a glass and enjoy right away.

Ahhhh see. Don’t you feel better already?! 

And don’t worry… soon there will be cookies.  :)