Creamy Avocado Smoothie

This smoothie is amazing post-workout. It is so incredibly creamy and packed with good fats, protein and carbohydrates to help you to stabilise your blood sugar and support the repair of your muscles! We tend to be so scared of fats and carbs but they really are essential and if you are getting the right types they can actually help with fat loss when combined with exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

To make this extra refreshing, cut the banana into small chunks and put in the freezer for at least 4 hours first. I tend to do this on a regular basis, buying bananas, letting them brown slightly so they are nice and spotty (this makes them easier to digest) then cutting them up and keeping in the freezer so I have them at hand for smoothies, ice creams or delicious bite-sized snacks!

I like to make this fresh when I get in from the gym but if you are on the go it can be made in advance. Just make sure you give it a good shake before drinking and try to keep it cool for the best taste.

Ingredients 1 avocado 1/2 banana 2 tbsp of nut butter (I use almond butter) 1 tbsp of maca powder 200ml of almond milk 20g of protein powder (hemp is my favourite) Optional: Add some oats for added energy or to change this into an amazing breakfast smoothie! Or throw in a date or two if you fancy something sweeter. Blend until smooth and creamy.