Potassium & Protein Refresher...

I just got back from vacation in California where the weather was mild and the air was dry.  Already one day in NYC and I wish I was back in sunny CA.  In New York it's hot and humid...and the jet lag sure isn't helping. Walking home from work I developed a craving and there was no way I was going to ignore it. My body was clearly telling me that I needed something...something that could only be found in a COLD banana smoothie.

So I made one...and unfortunately fell a little short of the ingredients I planned to use, but I sufficed with what I had and it was delicious and sooo chillingly refreshing.   

One banana (chopped in chunks)
About 1/4 to 1/2 C of OJ
Ice cubes
Squirt of agave nectar
About a TBSP of chia seeds
....blend away....

In my mind I had envisioned possibly using Greek yogurt and some vanilla along with my bananas...or maybe a wad of peanut butter...OR freshly chopped peanuts.  Then I got to thinking...a dash of coconut oil... I was just dreaming up the possibilities.  Unfortunately, I was missing most of those ingredients.  I made due, and couldn't have been more satisfied. I just needed a little umbrella to bring me back to the "vacation mind-set."

What do you like with your bananas in a smoothie??? 


Katie ♥ said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip to california! Where are Pics?!!

Oh it is so hot and muggy here where I live too, its yucky! Cant breathe!

I love a smoothie with spinach, banana, almond butter, milk, and chocolate protein powder! yum!


N.D. said...

I can do frozen bananas just with some cinnamon- yum, ice cream :) Sometimes w/ almond milk - or even nut butter. Glad you had a nice time out there!!

Kristin said...

Yummmm... looks like a delicious treat :) Makes me want to go home and blend something up :)

Katie ♥ said...

Yes you got to post pics!!!!!! I cant wait to see them all! Oh vacation is about enjoying and eating different than you usually do!!! I always enjoy yummy food when im on vacatin, I indulge!!!

Love ya girl!!!!!!

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