Prep 5 hrs
Cook 0 mins
I found this originally at epicurious.com. I love it, though, because I always have soy milk, bananas, and honey around. I think freezing the bananas in advance makes this really creamy. (Prep time is probably the minimum amount of time it would take to freeze bananas?? Mine always stay in the freezer overnight. 5 hours is just a guess).
- 1 1⁄2 bananas, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch rounds, frozen (this is an important step!)
- 1 cup soymilk lite (1%)
- 1 cup ice cube
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses and serve immediately.
This is a delicious smoothie! I've never actually measured it, but I've been making a smoothie using the same ingredients for quite a while and it's always sweet and thirst quenching!
Although Im not lactose intolerant or vegetarian ( < -- any more ;) ) I like to try and cut down on the amount of dairy in my diet so thought Id give this recipe a whirl. And even tho they have improved recently some of the sot milks on the market dont taste all that great ! so any improvement is welcome. I reduced the quantities a little as the drink was just for me ( Ill try sneaking it up on my bf another day hehe ) I still found the honey was too much at half a tablespoon but thats cos I dont have a really sweet tooth, a generous teaspoonful was enough for me. I was a bit wary about what kind of texture frozen banana would have so I froze half and used half fresh - this worked fine and gave a nice creamy texture. I also dont have vanilla extract so I used a small pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. It looked and tasted very nice. I would definitly make it again, maybe cutting down on the ice cubes a bit and mixing the bananas with another fruit for a bit of a kick - maybe strawberries or blueberries.
Very good. Despite your note about the frozen bananas, I did not freeze mine. I thought the ice cubes with give it enough of a 'smoothie' texture for me, and it did. I scaled the recipe down to 1 serving, but used a whole banana. This was a very nice afternoon snack for me. Thanks.