Banana Almonds Oat Health Shake: Plant-Based Protein

Banana Almonds Oat Health Shake: Plant-Based Protein

Enjoy this plant-based protein shake made with banana, almonds, and oats. It is full of antioxidant benefits and good for hair, skin, and nails. This nutritious and delicious shake is rated as a Green-Yellow Dot Food in our food rating system Food Coach, which means it makes a healthy meal due to the following healthy qualities which are known to promote positive health and well-being.

Healthy Qualities:

  • Moderate in calories per serving
  • A healthy balance of fat, carbohydrates, protein, and dietary fiber
  • Low in sodium and no added sugars
  • Zero trans fats
  • Great source of iron and potassium
  • No food additives, artificial flavor or color

Nutritional Profile and Therapeutic Health Benefits:

This delicious banana almond oat shake is plant-based, moderate in calories, and provides a healthy balance of carbohydrates, fats, protein, and dietary fiber per serving. One serving will meet about 40% of daily grains and 30% of protein needs on a 2000 calorie diet. Almonds are a good source of biotin and vitamin E. Biotin is known to help maintain healthy hair, skin, and nails. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells from damage and protects your body from so many diseases. This recipe also provides about 27% of DV manganese, which is crucial to good bone health and regulating healthy blood sugars. Bananas are a great source of potassium. Potassium supports blood pressure and cardiovascular health.

Recipe Ingredients:

Preparation Method:

Soak almonds in about 2 cups of water overnight. Soak oats in about 1 cup of water. Drain and peel almonds and toss them into a blender. Add soaked oats along with liquid and blend until the smooth paste is formed. Peel and add bananas, oat milk, and ice cubes and blend for another minute until all mix well into a shake-like consistency. Divide into two servings and enjoy as a healthy breakfast meal or to-go meal.

NOTE: Almond needs to be soaked overnight!

Recipe Profile: Plant-based protein diet, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Fits into a Mediterranean diet

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