This thick, creamy and ice cream like smoothie is like having dessert for breakfast, but it’s completely healthy! Made with just three ingredients and ready in seconds, it’s a filling, satisfying breakfast or snack which is naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, grain free, dairy free, allergen-friendly and whole30 compliant!
“So how is your second time at the Whole30 diet going for you, Arman?”
My imaginary friend, Splenda asked.
“Oh it’s fine, dandy…. OH DEAR GOD GET ME A SANDWICH, BLOCK OF KITKAT AND A LONG ISLAND ICED TEA.”
It’s actually going really well, dear Splenda.
The key here with this round of the Whole30 challenge was NOT to make protein the main attraction- A misconception the Paleo and/or Whole30 way of eating is often stigmatized on. I too have been guilty of this in the past. Like many, I was under the assumption that every meal, snack, and beverage (ew, just kidding) would need to be based around protein.
As mentioned in this post, my goals this time round was to keep it as meat-free as possible too. Ironically, I also mentioned how I was getting over sweet breakfasts and was hoping by undertaking this 30-day challenge that it would change.
Turns out, my teeth like to be given a sweet hit first thing in the morning and as such, I’ve had to satisfy it….smoothie style. I’ve never been one to embrace smoothies consistently, especially for breakfast. However, I was up for trying new things out, and this smoothie was a great starting point!
Let’s talk about this healthy 3 Ingredient banana breakfast smoothie.
To be completely honest, the first time I made it, I legit thought I’d be grabbing something a few minutes later, as my usual smoothies contain a scoop or so of protein powder. However, I soon realized adding some healthy fats (in the form of nut or seed butter) or even a handful of whole nuts (as long as your blender can handle it!) did the trick perfectly fine.
Now more deets on this simple, easy and satisfying smoothie!
This healthy 3 Ingredient Banana breakfast smoothie is thick, creamy and NOT the kind of smoothie you’d need a straw for. This kind of smoothie needs a spoon, spork or ladle to enjoy, thanks to the ingredients used. It’s completely naturally sweetened and uses only good for you ingredients! Texture-wise, it’s really similar to melted soft serve ice cream, but without any of the dairy, sugar or processed ingredients. The concept is nothing new here- It’s simply basing it off frozen bananas, which does give it that amazing texture. Granted, it is NOT ice cream (taste-wise, at least), but a deceptively filling, satisfying and energizing smoothie to keep you going all morning. It’s also suitable for most dietary lifestyles- It’s naturally gluten free, paleo, vegan, dairy free, sugar free and whole 30 compliant!
Not a fan of the sweet stuff first thing in the day? This three ingredient banana smoothie can be enjoyed as a snack or even post-dinner treat too- I’d recommend cutting back on the bananas and the nut butter, as it would be a little too filling.
HACK! For those with a powerful blender, feel free to swap out the almond butter or cashew butter with whole roasted almonds, whole roasted cashews or even macadamia nuts. This gives it an even thicker texture, along with added fiber! For those of you needing an allergen-friendly option, simply swap out the nut butter with sunflower seed butter!
Make this healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Breakfast Smoothie and don’t let the ingredients fool you.
- 1 1/2-2 frozen bananas (more = thicker smoothie)
- 1/2-3/4 cup non-dairy milk of choice (unsweetened almond, coconut or cashew milk works great)
- 1-2 T nut or seed butter of choice (I prefer almond butter or cashew butter) *
- cinnamon to taste (optional)
- Break your banana up into smaller pieces for easy blending.
- Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until desired consistency- For a thicker, ice cream like smoothie, blend less. If smoothie is too thick, add more milk of choice. Top with cinnamon and enjoy.
- * You can sub this for whole nuts- If you do, pulse them lightly first.
Breakfast- Today’s recipe which kept me going until I took a break for lunch! I had this sweet chili egg salad with a side of these Brussels and a baked white potato. Boring, but it did the trick! In the afternoon I had one of these 3 Ingredient No Bake Cookie Dough bars, swapping out the protein powder for cashews. Dinner was a joke- I prepped this chia pudding for breakfast but ended up eating it 15 minutes later.
C’est la vie!
Your turn! Link up a full day of eats below!
How often do you enjoy smoothies?
What is your favorite smoothie combination?
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