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Creamy vegan cranberry almond smoothie

Guys, I just made the best smoothie. It’s a variation on the date-almond smoothie, which is my go-to pre-workout snack-slash-meal. Dates always give me extra energy for exercising, and the almond gives the smoothie staying power.

This time, I tossed in half an avocado, and I’m glad I did – it upped the creaminess factor while adding in some healthy fat and fibre. Here’s the recipe, though forgive me – the amounts are just rough guidelines.

• 1 banana
• 1 cup frozen cranberries
• 1/2 avocado
• 3 dates
• 1-2 tbsp each almond butter, hempseeds, coconut oil, protein powder (I like Vega)
• 1 cup almond milk
• 1 cup water, or as needed

Blend and enjoy!