Here’s a way to traumatize your kids: take them to the Biodome/zoo/nature center, bring them to see the Beavers, and let them observe the dead beaver floating in the synthetic pond.

This happened to me this past weekend, and I am happy to report that the Beaver was not dead. It certainly looked dead, and stiff, and weird, but The Boy was talking about his horrible experience to a co-worker who assured him that Mr. Beaver was alive. Turns out that this is some sort of resting behaviour. Who knew?!

Something interesting always happens in Montreal, and I love spending time there. There are soooo many awesome food places to try, and can’t wait to keep visiting and trying everything out. When I return home though, I like to get back to a healthy breakfast and came across this awesome smoothie in my bookmarks. Thaaaaank goodness. This is hands down the best smoothie I’ve made all month. Keep in mind, I make a smoothie for breakfast every 20 out of 30 days…so that’s saying a lot! Plus it’s made with almond butter, which it totally delicious. Check it out.

All you have to do is toss all your ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Banana Almond Smoothie
Recipe lightly adapted from Cookie and Kate

Ingredients:
1 large frozen banana
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp flax seed
1 cup vanilla almond milk (or other milk if you don’t have any)
1 tsp agave nectar (or honey if you want)
1/8 tsp almond extract (or vanilla extract, but the almond extract really makes it)!

Directions:
Toss all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into a glass and enjoy.

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14 Responses to Banana Almond Smoothie

  1. Looks like a great breakfast or snack :)

  2. I’m the same way – i love travels but as soon as I get home, I want to get back to my healthy(ish) normal meals + snacks. I think I’ve told you before that I loooove smoothies, so this sounds wonderful to me!

  3. Mmm, I love almond butter! This would make a great breakfast!

  4. I had to pin this smoothie to remind me to try it later! Looks great :)

  5. bakerbynature says:

    This smoothie sounds like the perfect “after workout” snack – trying this!

  6. Eileen says:

    This smoothie sounds great–simple and delicious!

  7. Tracey says:

    Oh man, I was *just* looking for a way to use up some almond butter the other day – wish I’d seen this sooner :) It sounds amazing!

  8. This looks sooo good! I would have never thought to add almond extract to my smoothie!

  9. Joanne says:

    I’m definitely going to need this smoothie for some post-Thanksgiving damage control! Sounds delicious! and yeah…I would SO have been traumatized by that beaver!

  10. This looks SO yummy! I totally wish I had this right now!

  11. I actually have a similar go-to smoothie (aka my morning routine smoothie!)! I add cacao nibs and chia seeds to mine, might have to whip up some almond butter and try it for special treats!

  12. JulieD says:

    Oooh I love banana ANYTHING. This looks great!

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