Magic De-Puffer Smoothie

Total time: 5 minutes Makes: 2 servings

➜ A vacation or work travel can result in eating saltier food than usual or drinking more booze than you normally do. This can leave you with puffy eyes and a general feeling of being bloated. You can look and feel better quickly with this Magic De-Puffer Smoothie. Potassium-rich bananas counteract the puffing effects of excess sodium, while coffee, a natural diuretic, helps flush fluid. Almond butter adds a dose of satiating fiber and protein to help you get back in balance.

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1/2 cup refrigerated unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coffee, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 frozen banana

Directions :

In a blender, combine almond milk, coffee, almond butter, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and banana until the mixture is smooth and frothy. Serve in 2 glasses.

Nutrition Facts :

PER SERVING: 77 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 g protein, 49 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrates, 8 g sugars (0 g added sugar), 5 g fiber

TIP:

Keep your cocoa powder fresh by storing it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Do not store cocoa powder in the fridge, as the humidity may cause it to spoil.

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