Creamy Banana Shake – Healthy Version *

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If you want a tasty and healthy shake you can make at home, look no further.  This one can be expanded to make it more dessert-like with the addition of chocolate syrup, or you can add more protein with peanut butter, or more fruity with the addition of strawberries – Strawberry milkshake, anyone?  I found this recipe in a very new cookbook by Katie Sullivan Morford, entitled, “Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love”.  I am not sure this one is so portable, but it’s a good recipe nonetheless!  I put it all in my Ninja blender and my son loved it, so did I!

 

Makes 2 servings.  

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 1/2 medium frozen ripe bananas, cut into 6 chunks**
  • 2 tsp. honey 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 ice cubes 

**Some people can tolerate bananas. I used to be able to, now I can’t.  But maybe you can?

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pour the milk into a blender, followed by the banana, honey, vanilla, and ice. 
  2. Blend until creamy and smooth with no banana chunks or ice chips remaining, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour into two cups. 
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