So, I'm a frugal gal. I buy bananas on sale and freeze what we can't/won't eat right away. I used to use them for banana bread. I don't make that much anymore
but did think of a new recipe to use them in. I loved it and thought I'd share.
I have a 9 year old son with an interesting take on breakfast. Typical breakfast foods don't appeal to him so we get creative to put something in his belly most mornings. He wanted a smoothie yesterday so I checked the freezer for frozen fruit. We were all out except for bananas.
I usually throw a half a banana in his smooties with strawberry or blue berries. Yesterday what was supposed to be a smootie really was more like a soft serve dish of ice cream. It was an unexpected surprise and a special treat for him. He felt like he was having ice cream for breakfast. It was so healthy, that I had a dish too.
2- Frozen Bananas-cut into slices when still fresh and then frozen on a cookie sheet. (210 calories)
2 tablespoons dry powdered skim milk (30 calories)
1/2 cup ice cold skim milk (40 calories)
2 tablespoons Nestles chocolate syrup. (100 calories-yikes!)
1 cup crushed ice (0 of course)
380 Calories for 2 small servings or 1 large, O grams of fat, 8 grams of fiber. Plus all the good for you stuff in bananas.
Put all in a food processer and pulse on high for about 30 seconds. Where a typical smoothie can be drank through a straw this really firmed up and needed a spoon. I didn't figure out the calories but will once I get to work and will add them. It was REALLY good!!!
Odd thing is, believe it or not, it wasn't all "banana-y" it tasted creamy, chocolaty and a little like banana. Very good!
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