Bananas in a smoothie are a popular ingredient. Most likely because bananas keep and add sweetness to your smoothie. In HIVE banana walnut smoothie we mix the sweetness of the bananas with the tartness of the walnut, so even if it looks like a classic banana smoothie the taste is much more than that!
Banana walnut smoothie
Walnuts are high in fat, however they are considered a good kind of fat. They have high amount of omega 3 fatty acids, and polyunsaturated fats which are better than saturated fats. Bananas are also rich in potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6. So this smoothie is just the thing after a workout or a run.
Ingredients for 2 to 3 cups
- 2 – 3 bananas
- 2-3 tablespoons of HIVE Walnut granola
- 200 ml oat milk or milk substitute
- 300 grams of Greek yogurt
- 1 pinch of cinnamon – or a little more
Cinnamon is associated with Christmas, but adding cinnamon to your smoothies has great health benefits, as it is known to help regulate blood sugar levels, stimulate digestion, and it is loaded with antioxidants.
You can add the granola with the rest of the ingredients and blend or top your smoothie with HIVE walnut granola. It all depends on how you feel like consuming your smoothie and how strong your blender is!
Bananas and walnuts after the workout
To build muscle you need carbohydrates and protein after a workout. This smoothie delivers both through walnut granola and bananas, as potassium, calcium and magnesium help to regenerate and build muscle, so you eat well and naturally. However, that alone is not enough to build muscle sustainably, it takes a lot more. And this is when you have to add all sorts of nutrients that come in protein powders. At HIVE we believe that food should be as natural as possible. That is why we process all of our cereals without preservatives, aromas, or artificial flavouring.