Do you know that feeling when you buy bananas and you just leave them on the counter for a tad too long and they turn all brownish and mushy? Yeah, me too. So don’t get me wrong we love a good banana bread but when it gets warm out we do prefer a milkshake over bread. Now this is where this recipe comes in handy. It’s made out of only 3 ingredients. It’s simple but refreshing and you just want to have another once you’ve finished the first one. It only works with super ripe bananas as they give the most intense flavor. So don’t throw them out. Give them another purpose in this banana milkshake recipe!
You won’t need any additional sugar I promise. If you use super ripe bananas they will have enough sugar to sweeten the milkshake because the starch in the fruit will turn in to sugar.
Cut up the bananas in bite size pieces. Throw them into a blender and add the milk and the cinnamon. Now give it a stir until the milk gets frothy. This should take about 30 sec to 1 minute. The cinnamon is the secret ingredient and will give it an extra kick.
A banana milkshake has quiet some health benefits for you. It’s loaded with vitamin B-12, vitamin C, manganese as well as potassium. The milk will add calcium. It also contains protein and fiber. That means that a banana milkshake will help keep you feel full longer. We enjoy it as a light meal or snack in between. It’s great for breakfast too.
This recipe is quiet healthy due to there not being any additional sugar involved. You wan to step it up a notch? Use skim milk and frozen bananas to make an ice cold an thicker milkshake as you would get with room temperature bananas. You could also add plain yogurt for extra thickness. Love coconut? Exchange regular milk for coconut milk for that tropical feel. But if you want you can totally add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and make it fancy. We won’t judge you.
You don’t want to wait till your bananas turn brown? Put it in brown paper bag or wrap them in a newspaper and close loosely.
Want ripe bananas now? Put the fruits on a parchment-lined baking tray in a 250°F oven and check on them every 10 minutes. Depending on the size of your bananas they should turn black and soft in about 20-30 minutes. Let them cool down completely (or better freeze them for about 1h) before making the milkshake.