3 Ways to Drink a Banana

We have had a look at three different ways to eat a banana, so now we are going to look at three different ways to drink a banana! Forget the smoothies and milkshakes for today and try these new and exciting ways to drink a banana:

 

Banana Lassi

A Lassi is a traditional Indian drink that can be enjoyed at any time of day and for all different reasons. This drink can be had as breakfast, as dessert or as a side dish to spicy curries. It is simple to make and the banana can be swapped out with most other fruits.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 large Banana
  • ½ cup Milk (use low fat milk for a healthier drink)
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Ice

 

Method:

Simply chop up the banana, and then blend all of the ingredients together until you have a smooth consistency similar to a milkshake. Done!

 

Stewed Banana Compote with Coconut Milk

OK this technically isn’t a drink, it is a dessert, but it is quite runny and is slurped off a spoon so we thought it was worth adding … and it is more interesting than a banana milkshake or smoothie!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, chopped into cubes
  • 4 Ripe Bananas, chopped
  • 100grams Brown Sugar
  • 4 Pandan leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Thick Coconut Cream diluted with 2 cups Water

 

Method:

  1. Bring diluted coconut cream, banana, sweet potato and salt to the boil, stirring for 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt the sugar with half a cup of the liquid from the first boiling pan.
  3. Add this sugar syrup, plus the undiluted coconut cream into the first saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes.

Can be served warm or cold.

 

Banana Daiquiri

Nothing spells warm tropical holidays like a banana daiquiri.

 

Ingredients:

  • Light Rum
  • Triple Sec (just a splash)
  • Banana
  • Lime Juice
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Crushed Ice
  • Cherry, pineapple wedge or mini umbrella for decoration

 

Method:

  1. Throw all ingredients (except garnishes) into a blender and blend until you reach a consistency as smooth as you desire.
  2. Pop the cherry or the pineapple wedge or mini umbrella onto the side of the glass to serve.

You can do this sans alcohol for a morning drink, just add a little pineapple juice for some extra flavor.

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