Pinto Bean, Banana and Almond Smoothie

This smoothie is the perfect way to wake up in the morning. It’s filled with nutritious ingredients that are sure to kick start your day on a delicious note.

Blogger Partner: Chef Renee Lavallee

Renée was born and raised in Shawville, Quebec and now calls Nova Scotia home. After a brief hiatus to raise her family, Renée jumped back into the ring to open The Canteen. An ardent supporter of local farmers, fishers and various other types of food producers, Renée has a long list of professional accolades and has been the spokesperson for a number of culinary brands and organizations.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
2 servings


  • 1 medium banana
  • 4 tbsp canned pinto beans; drained
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!



Nutrients per serving (1/2 recipe): 265 Calories, 9 g Fat, 4 g Saturated Fat, 24 mg Cholesterol, 34 g, Carbohydrate 4 g, Fibre, 23 g , Sugars 14 g, Protein 148 mg, Sodium 715 mg, Potassium 1 mg Iron

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