Saturday, April 28, 2012

Banana Shake

While in Ubud, Bali, Meghan, Liz and I got a little overheated as we walked around and decided to make a stop at the first restaurant we saw, Clear Cafe.  It looked promising based the large number of shoes left outside the front door... it was a good choice.  


A breezy, hippy haven of tasty organic and raw foods and beverages, we were quite happy to stumble upon it...  Meghan was particularly excited about the banana shake she ordered, which was so good that I ordered a second one and promised to try to recreate it at home.  

Below is my version of the creamy, slightly icy banana-licious drink.  I think I nailed it.


Here's how I did it:  

1. Freeze an oldish banana overnight (peel it first and stick it in a baggie!  I made the mistake of not peeling it and almost froze and/or cut my fingers off trying to cut the frozen peel off)

2. Throw it in your blender (or use your stick blender, as I did)

3. Add  3/4 to 1 cup of cold milk, a splash of vanilla extract (maybe 1/4 to 1/2 tsp?) and some honey (1 tsp? I used palm sugar syrup because I didn't have honey)

4. Blend until smooth

5. Drink

2 comments:

  1. So glad you were able to recreate this - I am going to have to try your recipe! That banana shake was definitely my favorite fruity drink from the trip...even better than the Pina Fantasia!

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  2. Definitely give it a try! I love that the frozen banana does double duty as the flavor and the ice- I think it makes it creamier than if you used ice and unfrozen banana.

    Better than Pina Fantasia? Wow. Well, the Pina Fantasia still takes the cake in the presentation department.

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