Saturday, October 2

Banana Milkshake

My little Miss 6 loves bananas, they are her all time favourite fruit so there is always plenty on hand for morning and afternoon tea as well as on our cereal. Sometimes when they haven't been eaten we make them into a milkshake. Bananas have lots of great health benefits including:

*reducing depression. Bananas contain tryptophan, an amino acid that can be converted to serotonin, leading to improved mood.
*helping to restore normal bowel function due to it's fibre content.
*because they are high in B vitamins, they are said to help nerve function.
*assisting with stress relief. Bananas are high in potassium, which helps normalize the heartbeat and regulate the body's water balance. During periods of high stress, our body's potassium levels tend to be rapidly depleted: eating bananas is a healthy way to rebalance them without using drugs.

If you have lots of bananas but not a lot of time to cook, here is our favourite Banana Milkshake Recipe, family approved!

2 ripe banana, chopped into pieces
1 dessert spoon of honey
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
a dash of vanilla
1 litre of milk

Put all of the ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth. Serves 4.



  1. I'm off to grab myself a banana right now...

  2. Grace loves bananas too although at the moment with her teething, she isn't too keen on chewing so maybe I should try this milkshake of yours and see how that goes with her... Sorry I haven't been around much lately, am trying to catch up now on your lovely blog, I've missed your posts. Hope you are enjoying the weekend x

  3. Despite my absolute dislike of bananas, they look and sound so yummy! Maybe I'll substitue the bananas for berries instead! Vic xx

  4. Bananas really are the most healthy comfort food! xo m.

  5. Oh yeah! Miss Pepper is obsessed with banabas, I might try and expand her repertoire with a bit of milkshake action.
    I hope you ad your family are having a happy weekend Catherine. X

  6. bananas were my guaranteed daily fruit intake for kitty. now she's decided they are yuk too. so i've started making banana milk with her lunch. just banana and milk though. will try your recipe sounds yum!

  7. Yummo a favourite in our house.


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