When I was younger and computers were desktop and there was only one per household, I had one particularly favorite computer game. I don’t even remember the name of the game or what it was about, but I do remember the Go Bananas Shake. This was a simple shake the game taught me how to make that was ice, milk, bananas, and a lot of sugar. I remember thinking it was the best shake in the world. This original shake was more of a dessert than actually nutritious so I recently decided to recreate this shake to be more “grown up” and hearty. This is a quick shake you can throw together on the way out the door in the morning or enjoy as a dessert. No frills, all thrills!
Go Bananas Shake
- 2 chunks frozen banana*
- 1 ¼ cups almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla brown rice protein powder (you can omit if you just want a dessert shake!)
- 1 tablespoon ground flax (optional)
- 1 packet stevia (optional, for a sweeter flavor)
- 2 drops vanilla extract
- 1 cold banana
Throw the first 7 ingredients in the blender until well incorporated. Add in the fresh banana and blend for a few seconds more.
Makes 1 serving
16 grams protein
*Frozen banana is a staple in my kitchen. In fact, I buy so many bananas that cashiers often look at me like I’m a little bananas myself (yes, I had to do it). Bananas are so cheap and versatile, I will often by 15 or so at a time! I like to keep some bananas on the counter, some in the fridge, and a lot frozen. For frozen bananas, make sure they are ripe; this will make the bananas sweeter and more easily digestible. Once ripe, peel and dice bananas and freeze in a single layer on a plate or pan. Once frozen, transfer to freezer safe container. Having frozen bananas on hand is so convenient for banana soft serve and smoothies. I sometimes like to use chilled bananas for shakes when I don’t want them to be too thick. For instance, I prefer this go bananas shake more liquid and frothy than thick and creamy.