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I'm Alison, a yoga instructor and lifestyle blogger living in San Francisco. I grew up in Southern California (Long Beach, to be exact), went to college on the Central Coast, and now live up north in the Bay Area with my husband Chris and our fur baby, Zeus. I love sharing my adventures in fitness, food, travel -- I hope they inspire you to live your happiest and healthiest life!

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Breakfast, Lunch + Dessert All-in-One Banana

Breakfast, Lunch + Dessert All-in-One Banana

As I sit here to write about bananas, many things begin to flood my mind. I immediately hear Gwen Stefani's voice singing "this sh*t is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S..." while also picturing some of my childhood faves, the Bananas in Pajamas. Then I clear through the banana clutter and get back to why I'm even writing this post... THIS, my peanut butter banana milkshake:

I whipped up this concoction over the weekend when Chris told me he wanted a "healthy" milkshake. Packed with protein and full of fiber, here's a recipe that's just as perfect to start off your day as it is to end with!

Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup liquid (I used 1/2 almond milk, 1/2 coconut milk)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (definitely recommend chocolate flavor! can substitute cacao powder here as well)
  • 1 scoop peanut butter (or almond butter, yum!)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Toppings: fresh banana, almonds, cacao nibs

The above ingredients are for one serving, so if you are sharing with a friend just double the recipe!

Combine the frozen banana, milk, powder and nut butter in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass and top with fresh banana slices, raw almonds, chocolate chunks and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 

This "milkshake" is so easy to make and before you try it for yourself and get hooked, here are a few other reasons to convince you to whip one up:

  • Bananas are extremely beneficial for your CARDIOVASCULAR health which means they keep your HEART HEALTHY
  • They help to prevent high blood pressure and protect the cardiovascular system from atherosclerosis (clogged arteries).
  • They also help block absorption of dietary cholesterol, maintaining healthy blood cholesterol levels.
  • Bananas have a low glycemic index (GI) value, meaning they don't cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels -- they are also a great source of dietary fiber!

If those fun health facts weren't enough to persuade you, let me know and I will make you some to change your mind! Let me know if you try it out and be sure to share it with me/tag me @missjonesie on Instagram :)

Centrally Grown

Centrally Grown

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