Vanilla Banana Smoothie

Vanilla Banana Smoothie, Kiku Corner 5

Donatello and I have this banana smoothie most mornings.  It has to be the easiest and most delicious way to get some calcium at breakfast, which is always a struggle for me.

For as long as I can remember, our mom has been making what she called banana milkshakes. Over time I came to realize that a milkshake usually has a scoop of ice cream (yum) and instead we were actually eating a banana smoothie. To add to the confusion, Donatello calls this drink banana juice. Whatever it’s name is, this is best served straight from the blender when it has a light froth for added luxury.

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It’s best to use very ripe bananas which are the most sweet and have the best flavour. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of coconut milk to add an extra bit of richness. Freeze remaining coconut milk in an ice cube tray and pop in cubes when needed. This banana smoothie is delicious, but colour-wise, it is a bit bland. Garnish with some rainbow sprinkles for some childish fun and fancy.

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Banana Vanilla Smoothie
 
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Ingredients
  • 500ml cold skim mik
  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 2 drops vanilla essence
  • rainbow sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Garnish with rainbow sprinkles if desired.

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9 comments

  1. Janet Vinyard says:

    Hi Tomiko, I love a banana smoothie for breakfast & I add pumpkin pie spice to mine to give the flavor a boost. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Janet

  2. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says:

    Sounds great!! I like the sprinkles! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

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