Love milkshakes, but hate the calorie content? Then try my 3 ingredient healthy alternative! The secret to its creaminess lies in the frozen banana! Try it and be amazed!
I’ve been sitting on this recipe for a while…
OK… more than a while. More like a year.
I have been meaning to blog the recipe for ages, I pretty much lived on these milkshakes last Summer, they were just perfect for a hot Summer’s lunch.
But, I didn’t have the right glasses…
I finally found said glasses last week and knew that the first thing I’d photograph in them would be this milkshake.
I first saw a milkshake recipe with frozen banana as the base on Sally’s Baking Addiction last year.
When I first tried them, it was honestly life changing.
I’ll admit I love a milkshake. But I don’t love what all that ice cream does to my hips. Hello, I have skinny jeans to fit into. Even with stretch, they only go so far.
So, when I first froze an overly ripe banana and then blitzed it up in the mixer, I was amazed at how like soft churn ice cream it was.
And how perfect it was for the base of a milkshake! If you haven’t tried it yet, you seriously need to!!
Just look how creamy it is!!
I’ve made all manner of flavour combinations over the last year; strawberry and banana, raspberry, blackberry… Sometimes I want the other fruits to take pride of place and the banana base is still perfect as it’s not too overpowering.
Other times, I want to mix Strawberries and Bananas and taste both, again frozen banana is the way forward.
It’s so versatile, with just a few ingredients you can have something which tastes like it should have so many more calories!
I’m a sucker for a recipe which cuts calories, whilst not tasting like it!
Don’t know about you, but it kind of makes me feel like I beat the system. I feel like I should be feeling naughty, but I know that actually it’s healthy and I can enjoy it and know I won’t feel huge tomorrow morning! 😀
Even though I make many variations of this recipe, (more flavours coming to the blog soon!) my go to flavour is this Vanilla Banana Milkshake.
You get the fresh taste of the banana, the cool, smooth, creamy texture and then just a little sweetness from the vanilla added to the mix. Simple, but oh so good. I find myself going back to this again and again when I want a refreshingly cool lunch.
So, grab some bananas; freeze them, blitz them up with some milk and vanilla and be converted to luscious milkshakes you can drink all Summer long!
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Healthy Vanilla Banana Milkshake
- 2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen. (The riper the better!)
- 1 cup milk, I used skim
- 4 tsp vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and blitz until smooth and creamy.
- Be sure to give it a good blitz (45 seconds - 1 minute) even if all the banana chunks have gone, mixing for longer makes it creamier.
- Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
Recipe by Annie of Annie's Noms