Think: your favorite vanilla milkshake, elevated to healthy status (without surrendering any of its delicious, sweet taste). We combine banana, caramel-like medjool dates and a spoonful of almond butter to create this rich breakfast treat. Don’t let the creamy texture fool you: the smoothie is packed with electrolytes from banana and dates, complete proteins, and healthful fats to keep you satisfied for hours.
1 servings per container
Serving size (153g)
Amount per serving Calories
Percent Daily Value (DV) is a guide to the nutrients in one serving of food. DVs are based on a 2,000-calorie diet for healthy adults. Please see our disclaimer for further information on nutritional information.
In addition to being full of energy-sustaining complex carbohydrates and naturally occuring sugars to jumpstart your day, bananas are an excellent source of potassium. This mineral works with other electrolytes to help regulate blood pressure and keep active athletes well hydrated. The smoothie also provides phosphorus and magnesium, which play a role in maintaining healthy bones and smoothly functioning muscles.
Our signature pea protein is rich in isoleucine, leucine, and valine. These branched chain amino acids may be particularly helpful for athletes, as some research suggests that they can aid in muscle repair and immunity. Additionally, the bananas in our vanilla almond butter smoothie provide tyrosine, an amino acid that may help to increase alertness. Rise and shine!
Our vanilla almond butter smoothie packs several B-vitamins, especially riboflavin, which plays a role in protein metabolism and energy production. It also provides niacin, which may have cardioprotective benefits, and Vitamin B6, which plays a role in brain and nervous system health.
Dates and bananas are rich sources of healthful antioxidants, including flavonoids, which may have an anti-inflammatory effect. Inflammation can slow recovery time for athletes, so a diet that includes anti-inflammatory foods an important part of proper training and fueling.
In addition to being a potent antioxidant, Vitamin E also plays a critical role in healthy immune function. As an added bonus for active folks, Vitamin E may also help to ease muscle cramps. Thanks to a scoop of almond butter, our vanilla smoothie provides 60% of your daily RDA of this nutrient.