This healthy nutrient rich Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie for Healing a Broken Bone is high in calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, protein, and vitamin K. It is what I have been drinking since breaking my ankle to make sure that I am getting all the nutrients I need.
If you found this recipe by searching for foods that heal a broken bone, I am sorry that's the reason you're here. I know all too well what you are going through and the pain you are in. I know all about the tears, frustration, and even depression that come along with breaking a bone.
The best advice that I can give you is to remember that this is only temporary and to think about all the things that you are grateful for. That is what helps me get through the times that I am feeling down.
I created this Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie for Healing a Broken Bone recipe because these are all the ingredients that I put in my morning smoothie to make sure that I am getting all the nutrients that I need to heal. These are all ingredients that I use on a regular basis, but I did research on what ingredients to include in my diet after I broke my ankle.
There are a lot of ingredients in this smoothie, which also adds up to a lot of calories. There's a good reason for this. You want more nutrients when your body is healing a broken bone. Your body is working overtime and it takes a large amount of energy to do so.
When I was taking acetaminophen for the pain, I had a hard time eating much of anything. So my solution was to make this smoothie first thing in the morning, then take the pain medicine. The extra-strength acetaminophen made my stomach feel yucky, even when I lessened the dose.
I want to make sure that I am getting all the calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin D, and all the other nutrients that my body needs so that the healing process goes as quickly as possible.
Besides my daily morning smoothie, I took homeopathic symphytum officinale 200CK or 30C (also known as knit bone or boneset) for a few months. The dose depended upon what my local health food store had in stock when I went. I also took arnica montana 30C.
I drink lemon juice in water for some extra vitamin C, which is said to be good for collagen formation.
Around week 9 or 10, I bought a Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike to help strengthen my ankles, and because I was tired of not being able to do some cardio. I love it because it is really quiet, so quiet in fact that my office chair is the only noise I hear from its squeaking noises.
It has an adjustable tension knob so that I can have more tension as my ankle gets stronger. It also has a timer and other settings, but I only pay attention to how long I am using it. It fits nicely under my desk so that I can use it while working. To me, it's the next best thing to the walking desks that I have had my eye on since working from home.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is healthy and packed with nutrients.
- It's made in minutes.
- It is sweet and creamy.
- Chocolate protein powder: Adds a chocolate flavor. You could also use vanilla or another flavor. I used Vega all-in-one shake because it not only has protein, but veggies and greens, probiotics, and vitamins and minerals. Use your favorite powder.
- Bananas: Add a sweet creamy flavor. I like to keep bananas in the freezer at all times. Peel then, then place in a freezer-safe bag or container.
- Chia seeds: Add protein and fiber.
- Spinach: I used spinach because of the mild flavor, but you could use kale or other greens.
- Peanut butter: Adds a nutty flavor. You could also use almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower butter.
- Blackstrap molasses: Adds a rich flavor.
- Vegan yogurt: Adds a creamy texture and tangy flavor.
- Matcha green tea powder: Adds nutrients and caffeine.
- Almond milk: I like to use unsweetened almond milk because I like to control the amount of sweetener. You could use any dairy-free milk you like.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Smoothie Booster Recipe: Contains cacao powder, mushroom powder, ginger, turmeric, maca, chia seeds, and matcha green tea powder.
- Berries: blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries
- Ginger and turmeric: For inflammation
- Seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or flax seeds
- Nuts: walnuts, almonds, cashews, or pecans
Nutrients in The Ingredients
- Vega All-in-One Nutritional Shake: protein, greens, probiotics, omega-3s, vitamins, minerals
- Chia Seeds: calcium, magnesium, zinc, protein
- Spinach: calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, vitamin K, vitamin C
- Peanut butter: magnesium, protein, potassium
- Blackstrap molasses: iron, calcium, magnesium
- Coconut yogurt: calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, probiotics
- Matcha green tea powder: antioxidants*
- Almond milk: vitamin D, calcium, magnesium
I may have left out some, but those are the main nutrients that I found out that I needed when I did my research.
*You may not want to take matcha green tea since it contains caffeine. However, I took it because it reduces stress and contains a lot of antioxidants. Then, I found a few articles saying that it can reduce inflammation and increase bone-building.
*I am not a doctor or a nutritionist. This is not to be taken as medical advice. This is just what I have been doing to help heal my broken bone. I suggest you do the research yourself. I took these ingredients because I researched what helps with bone healing, and I happen to eat all of these on a regular basis.
Also, you may want to research what amounts to take. I took these amounts for taste and because I wanted a large amount of nutrition and calories in the morning.
You'll probably also want some easy go-to recipes. These are some of the recipes that I have made many times after my injury.
- 3 Ingredient Vegan Chili
- 5 Ingredient Curry Peanut Pumpkin Soup
- ALT (Avocado, Lettuce, and Tomato) Wrap
- Vegan Mexican Tortilla Pizza
- Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding recipe
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
This vegan smoothie is made with almond milk, chocolate protein powder, frozen bananas, peanut butter, spinach, chia seeds, matcha green tea powder, blackstrap molasses, and vegan yogurt.
You can add more frozen fruit, chia seeds, nut butter, or vegan yogurt to thicken a smoothie.
Other Vegan Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls
This vegan chocolate smoothie with banana and peanut butter is a powerhouse of nutrition!
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Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie for Healing a Broken Bone
- 1 scoop Vega All-in-One Chocolate Nutritional Shake
- 1-3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2-4 cups spinach
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
- ¼ cup plain unsweetened coconut yogurt
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder optional
- 1 - 1 ½ frozen banana
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or 1 cup almond milk and 1 cup water*
- Blend all ingredients in a Nutribullet or blender. If you are using a Nutribullet, you will need to blend in batches.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.