Nanny’s Superb Banana Shakes

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

Serves 2.

  • 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!

About Charity

I have an inexcusable number of cookbooks (and like to experiment with them), have worked in architectural antiques, and have been sewing most of my life. I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, & Design from Iowa State University. Doing household things (except for cleaning!) and hunting for antiques are my favorite pastimes.
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2 Responses to Nanny’s Superb Banana Shakes

  1. I didn’t know the banana peel under cold water trick! That’s awesome! I love banana shakes. I made one once with cinnamon, nonfat greek yogurt (to make it a little creamier), and a little milk or soy milk. So good! The cinnamon was a surprisingly good addition!

    • Charity says:

      Haha, I only figured it out because the thing was freezing my fingers and I was trying to think of a way to thaw the outside fast! 😛 Cinnamon — good idea!!

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