Having just visited the Ryerson University Farmers Market (open every Tuesday from 4:30PM to 7:30 PM) and purchased an enormous jar of raw, un-pasteurized 100% Canadian honey, I was feeling a bit decadent and wanted to create a sweet treat that was still healthy and good for me.
So, I took advantage of strawberry season (I brought home a pint of strawberries from the Niagara region that tasted absolutely phenomenal!) and the fact that I have 5 bags of frozen bananas in my freezer and put together this smoothie to satiate my hankering.
The verdict? Easy, delicious and a new favorite!
Banana Split Smoothie
1 frozen banana, broken into pieces
6 ripe, organic strawberries
1 cup almond mylk (you can use store bought almond mylk, but it will not be raw as they are required to pasteurize all processed liquids sold in Canada)
1 tbsp raw cacao powder (I used the brand Navitas Naturals)
2 tsp raw un-pasteurized honey (The brand I buy from the farmer's market is called Leitch's Honey)
1 tbsp hemp protein powder (optional)
Place bananas in Magic Bullet cup and allow to sit for 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and use the flat blade to blend them until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Find a sunny place to sit while you sip your smoothie and are transported back to the days when you would visit the ice cream shop as a child.
If you live in the Toronto area and would like to try Leitch's Honey, their information is as follows:
39 South Park Dr.