This Raspberry Banana juicing shake provides great amounts of nutrients as well as fresh, healthy ingredients. A perfect breakfast or dessert snack option.
handful almonds - 20g
1 cup water
1 Tbsp flaxseed - 6.5g
1 cup raspberry - 132g
1 banana - 105g
1/4 lemon, peeled - 19g
handful baby spinach - 13g
I provide the weights because you can plug your own into the provided Excel spreadsheet to get the exact values for the version you make
Start by making almond butter / almond water out of the almonds. If your blender can't do that, then you can buy that premade and use 20g of it. In our case we have a Blendtec blender and we just put the water and almonds in and blend them up.
Then add in the flaxseed and raspberry. Peel the banana and add it in. Peel and de-seed the lemon and add that in. Then there's the baby spinach and ice.
Hit the blend button!
This makes two servings of about 3/4 a pint glass each. The values per serving are:
Total carb: 22.9g
Net carb: 15.5g
Vitamin C: 38%
As you can see this wouldn't be a good match for someone in induction, but for the rest of us this is a fine breakfast or snack, it's less than a Chobani yogurt or other things we tend to have. It's also got a good blend of nutrients and healthy items in it.
I thought this was quite fine sweetness-wise as is, but my boyfriend added a half packet of Stevia to his to sweeten it up a bit. That's completely up to you and your taste buds.
The cost is $1.55 a serving using ingredients from our supermarkets.
Let us know in the forums if you have any questions!
For the Excel spreadsheet with all the numbers, where you can plug in your own ingredient weights to get your exact stats:
Raspberry Banana Juicing Shake Recipe Spreadsheet
For the YouTube video to see it live in motion:
YouTube Raspberry Banana Juicing Shake Recipe Video
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