Recipe: Holiday Almond Protein Shake

At Hope4Cancer, we offer our patients smoothies at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. It’s a great way to add calories, protein and nutrients to their day. We find the Vitamix blender to be the best way to create a silky smooth drink. When I add cinnamon and nutmeg to this smoothie, it takes on a holiday flavor. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

(2 servings)

2 Tablespoons raw almonds

2 Tablespoons raw sunflower seeds, shelled

2 Tablespoons organic flax seeds

3 cups clean, filtered water

1 frozen banana

2 dates, pitted

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 scoops plant-based vanilla protein powder

Optional:

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

Preparation:

1. Process almonds, sunflower, and flax seeds on high in covered blender, until coarsely ground.

2. Pour in water slowly at first, letting blades reduce ingredients to thick consistency.

3. Add remaining liquid and continue blending.

4. Add banana, dates, vanilla extract, protein powder, and spices. Blend until frothy. Pour in glass and serve immediately.

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