Can you feel it? I can.
Even in a place like San Diego, there’s a distinct transition from summer to fall. it’s in the air. There’s a little fog some mornings. It cools down faster at night. That unshakeable back-to-school feeling even though it’s been a good 10 years since I’ve gone “back-to-school”. Well, that’s not true. Culinary school was 5 years ago but does that qualify? I don’t remember cruising through Office Depot to stock up on post-its, erasers, and a protractor (sidebar: Protractor? When has that tool ever been useful in my adult life? Um, NEVER. Come on public education, get your act together.)
Anyways… fall time. Autumn. It’s headed our way and what easier way to bridge the gap between the seasons than using harvest flavors in an ice-cold smoothie?
This smoothie is a nutrient and calorie dense meal replacement. Excellent for athletes and breastfeeding mama’s alike. A great combination of protein and carbs, this smoothie will fuel any physically demanding activity, back-to-school related or otherwise. No protractor needed.
Banana Yam Smoothie
1 c. almond milk
1 small handful of ice
1 frozen banana
1 medium roasted yam, soft and peeled
2 Tbsp. nut butter
2 scoops collagen peptides
1 scoop protein powder
2 shakes of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice blend
pinch of sea salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- Blend until smooth and garnish with spice!