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A Banana Almond Smoothie to Cleanse Body and Soul

April 23, 2014

Danielle Walsh, recipe by Kimberley Hasselbrink

A trick we like: Peel all overripe bananas and put in the freezer, then use to make supercreamy smoothies (and banana bread as well). If you haven’t prefrozen a banana, though, don’t worry—throw a few ice cubes into the blender for a slushier effect.

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  • 1 frozen peeled banana, broken into 3–4 chunks
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract (optional)


Combine banana, almond milk, almond butter, and almond extract, if using, in a blender and puree until smooth.

This healthy and filling smoothie is included in Bon Appetit’s Food lover’s cleanse.

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