Life, Left Over

Food Friday – Banana Shake

Posted on: October 28, 2011

Yeah I have like NO time for this. Haha. I wanted to feature a recipe for Stuffed Shells today, but that didn’t pan out. Here instead is another pictureless copout. It is DELICIOUS though.

Fast and satisfying, this recipe requires only three ingredients and is utterly idiotproof. We make them frequently in our house. A+, all the way.

Brown sugar and/or Vanilla


The Process:
I make this recipe with 2 bananas and end up with about 4 cups at the end. This can serve two, but usually just one. 😉 Adjust your amounts accordingly!
Peel your banana and break up into 2 or 3 pieces. Put in the blender with a cup or two of milk. Let the blender chew on that a little to break up the banana.

Add a bit of brown sugar, or vanilla, or both. I prefer brown sugar – I feel like it adds a “darkness” to the final drink, and adds just a hint of sweetness. If you’re watching calories, vanilla will help kick the flavors up a notch. Adding both is even better. 🙂 I’ve literally never measured the sugar – just do it to taste. I wouldn’t add more than 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla though. (If you’re a big fan of bananas, you could skip the additions altogether, but I never have.) Please don’t add plain white sugar (even the organic kind) – it will taste grainy. I’ve never tried any sugar substitutes – let me know if you have success with one!

Add milk and blend that all up until it’s at your desired consistency and taste. I like it a little on the chunky side.

Pour it into a glass and enjoy heartily. Refrigerate the leftovers, if you have any (you won’t).

My Thoughts:
Like I said before, we make this a LOT at our house. It makes an excellent late-night snack, with the sweetness of a dessert and none of the regret of a sugary treat. It’s even better with bananas that are starting to get all brown and mushy, but not quite far enough along to make banana bread. It’s light and banana-y, and easy to make it to the texture you prefer. A+, forever.

Do you have a go-to snack for the middle of the night? Which end do you peel bananas from? Will you be sad when bananas go extinct? Please share your thoughts in the comments!


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