• Banana smoothie

    by  • December 7, 2012 • Breakfast, Drinks, Snacks • 2 Comments

    I don’t understand milkshakes. Why?! Why have a milkshake if you could have a thickshake? I mean, what’s the point?! Someone, please explain it to me. Thickshakes I understand. They’re like icecream in drinkable form. Smoothies. I kind of get those too. They’re like frozen yoghurt in drinkable form. But milkshakes. Really?┬áIt’s like flavoured milk, in drinkable form. So call me weird, but I don’t really like milk on it’s own, and why have flavoured milk if you can have other awesome drinks instead? two bananas Rant ended. Smoothies. They just sound cool. Suave even. And delicious. five bananas I don’t even remember specifically how this recipe came about, but I think we were trying to figure out some new breakfast options. We have a nice glass blender, so we thought why not try a smoothie. blended smoothie I’ll admit, prior to this I never had much luck with smoothies, mainly because I wanted them to be thick like a thickshake, but healthy and therefore not have the required amount of icecream for that to ever occur. ginger But for some reason, this recipe just worked perfectly first go. I love it when that happens. smoothie angle It’s thick like a thickshake, unbelievably healthy, surprisingly filling (our most filling breakfast choice), quick and delicious. It’s also easy to adapt to other flavours. Mmmm. Bananas have a decent whack of potassium and fibre and have an antacid effect! Worth giving a go if you have heartburn or stomach ulcers. Coconut milk, while given a bad report due to it’s fat content, is actually great for you. It has anti viral, fungal and bacterial properties. it’s also high in lauric acid, magnesium, phosphorous and can help regulate blood sugar.smoothie above

    Banana smoothie

    Makes 3 large smoothies, created by me

    Ingredients

    5 bananas

    1 cup coconut milk (you can use plain yoghurt, but I prefer the coconut and it keeps me fuller for way longer too)

    1 cup coconut water

    Honey or maple syrup (optional, to taste)

    Other flavours (suggestions below)

    Method

    Place all ingredients in a blender. Serve.

     

    Notes and suggestions: Try adding a good sized cube of ginger (my favourite), a punnet of strawberries (second favourite), other berries, chia seeds, nutmeg or cinnamon, cocoa, peanut butter (or other nut butter), fruit of choice (like mango or passionfruit), baby spinach (or other greens), or anything else!

     

    What would you put in your smoothie?

    2 Responses to Banana smoothie

    1. Clare
      December 7, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Totally agree! Thickshakes or Smoothies are the best! – I’m always disappointed by milkshakes… I like the kind of fruit drink that my spoon can stand up in. :P
      Lately my favourite combo has been banana, apple, passionfruit and berries (Strawberries or Blueberries, depending on what I have at the time) …. I also tend to add ice (or ice-cream)

    2. December 9, 2012 at 12:44 am

      I know right? That’s why I love this combo… so thick and easy. I love the sound of your combo… especially the passionfruit and berries. I will have to try it!!

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