I’ve been on a banana shake kick here lately. It’s great with breakfast. Or before bed when you’re trying not to eat chocolate. Or for a snack. Anyway! Here it is:
Nanny’s Excellent Banana Shakes
- 1 banana
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt (original calls for non-fat, but you can use whatever you like)
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice (half of one of those little cans of pineapple juice works out just right)
- A spoonful of honey
Put it all in a blender and blend until it’s nice and foamy and tasty.
It makes about two good glasses; I like to make it after supper and have one for dessert, and then have the other with breakfast. (I’m a zombie in the mornings, and there’s no telling what I’d do if I tried to make this as soon as I wake up.) It will separate a little if left in the fridge overnight — I just leave it in the blender pitcher overnight, put it back on the blender and blend for about a second, and it’s as good as new.
This also works very well if you forget your bananas until they’re at death’s door (am I the only one who does that? I hope not, since I just confessed). Pop ’em in the freezer, blackened peel and all. When you want to use one, run a little cold water over it to loosen the peel, and peel it quickly.
If anyone comes up with any variations on this, I’d love to hear it!