Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunday Recipe- Banana Milkshakes

Ahhh I am perpetually late with my Sunday Recipe posts! Maybe I should just rename them Monday's Recipe? Oh well, at least it is here! I love making these banana milkshakes since they remind me of when I was little and my mom would (force) have my brother, sister, and I all drink a glass of milk before we were allowed to leave the house in the mornings before school. These ended up being a special treat my mom and I would make for my sister and I to have some change to our usual chocolate and strawberry milk, respectively.  If we were being extra good around that time, then my mom would add a little vanilla ice cream to the milkshakes to get us to drink our 12 oz glasses of milk every day! Maybe this is why I have an aversion to straight milk these days? 

OK so here is what you need:

  • Milk- any variety, I prefer 1% or skim but the rest of my family only drinks 2%
  • 2 (very) ripe bananas
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream (use your favorite brand- I love blue bunny or bryers)

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Here's the Method:

1.     Measure the amount of milk you want to use (I always do half of the size of mug I use- or do the whole mug for 2 servings)

2.     Add the bananas and scoop of ice cream to your handy blender (I love using my Oster blender for these milkshakes and my kitchenaid one for margaritas).

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3.     Blend all of the ingredients together until desired consistency.

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pretty mug from Disney World!

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4.    Pour into mug and enjoy!

Thoughts

I think this would be great using a vanilla protein powder instead of the ice cream if you are trying for something a little healthier! You can always omit the ice cream all together as well but I find it to be a nice treat and extra sweetness in addition to the ripe bananas!

Do you use protein powder? What is your favorite brand/variety/flavor???

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