Smoothies and Milkshakes

Did you know that you can freeze bananas? Most of you probabily allready knew. Until a year ago I however had no idea. When I saw that my bananas were over ripe, I ate them (even when I was not really in the mood) or even threw them away. Then I discovered that you can put them in the freezer which turned out to be super convenient when I got the urge for a smoothie or milkshake.

Freezing bananas is very easy:Freezing bananasx

  • Step 1: peel the banana
  • Step 2: slice the banana is pieces
  • Step 3: put the pieces in an airtight bag or a plastic container
  • Step 4: put the bag or container in the freezer

That’s how I do it. If you prefer, you can also leave the banana in one or two big pieces, or you can even leave the peel on and put the banana entirely in the freezer. If you leave the peel on you can afterwards easily peel the (frozen) banana by shortly holding it under running water.

Now what can you do with frozen bananas? There so many things that you can make with them. I prefer to use them for making smoothies and milkshake. Here are two super easy and super tasty recipies that I often make.

Recipe 1: **tasty-banana-smoothie**

  • Ingredients:
    • Orange juice (since I only use it for smoothies I use a very cheap brand)
    • Frozen bananas (one or two, depends on your own Smoothiextaste)
  • Preparation:
    • Poor a cup of orange juice in the blender
    • Add the frozen bananas
    • Blend until smooth
    • Add some extra orange juice depending on your own taste
    • Enjoy your tasty-banana-smoothie

Recipe 2: **sweet-banana-chocolate-milkshake**

  • Ingredients:
    • ‘Dame blanche’ ice cream
    • Frozen bananans (one or two, again, it depends on your own taste)
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    • Maple syrup (for the sweet tooths)
  • Preparation:
    • Scoop three spoons of ice cream in the blender
    • Add the frozen bananas and a bit milk
    • Blend until smooth
    • Add a teaspoon of maple syrup
    • Enjoy an uber-super-duber-tasty sweet-banana-chocolate-milkshake

These are two very easy recipes that I often make. It’s nice because they only take a few minutes to make and they are super tasty. And, best of all, you can make them whenever you want if you have some bananas in the freezer.

If you make the smoothie or milkshake, be sure to rinse the blender immediately afterwards. Otherwise, if you leave it for a few hours, it will be much harder to clean.

I hope you all enjoy the banana smoothie and milkshake as much as my boyfriend and me do!


Frugal Fiona