Kripalu Recipe: Banana-Berry Smoothie

Posted on October 18th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

banana_smoothieIn addition to the unbeatable taste combination of banana and berries, walnuts offer anti-inflammatory fat, and a bit of plant protein will help keep you sated through the morning. This week, our Kripalu Recipe is a tasty nutrition-packed vegetarian/vegan smoothie to jump-start your day.

Preparation time: 5 minutes.
Serves 2–3.

Ingredients
1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries or blueberries
1 large banana
1½ cups cold milk, rice milk, or soy milk
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)
In a blender or food processor, combine all of the ingredients and blend on medium-high for 30 seconds, or until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately.

For an even cooler smoothie, use a frozen banana. (To freeze, peel and slice the banana, place in a sealable freezer bag, and freeze for several hours or overnight.) For a crunchy smoothie, add ¼ cup chopped walnuts and blend well.

Source: The Kripalu Cookbook: Gourmet Vegetarian Recipes by Atma Jo Ann Levitt (Berkshire House Publishers), available at the Kripalu Shop.

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  • Callie

    Walnuts? Don’t see them in the recipe…

    • KripaluEditor

      Hi Callie,
      Walnuts are simply an option to add crunchiness.
      Enjoy!

  • jan

    2 TBS of walnuts provides the exact amt. of essential omegas you need daily. (or so I read) Notamistake ;)