Yesterday I shared my go-to smoothie recipe with you and today I was craving a milkshake like no other! Matt & I visited The Diner on Friday night, a little spur of the moment since I had a screen test in Camden and it was a beautiful day so we had a little wander. I was eyeing up their shakes but I was full and I knew I could whip up a healthier version at home to satisfy that craving. It’s a very very basic recipe and like my favourite smoothie, uses things I always have in the house.
There’s only a little bit of preparation and that’s to chop a banana into discs and freeze it until it’s hard. This will give your milkshake more of a thick, ice cream texture as opposed to a runnier, milky one. Use one banana per shake or half if you prefer it to be more liquidy. This will also depend on the size of your glass! Add your frozen banana to a food processor or blender, and top it up with your milk of choice. I love to use unsweetened almond or coconut milk which makes this recipe vegan but you can go ahead and use whichever milk you have. Add a little vanilla extract to give it a creamy vanilla taste or if you’re not bothered about it being sugar free, use a little syrup.
The banana makes this super creamy and sweet whilst being nutritious and filling without heavy cream. Frozen bananas don’t have a strong banana flavour at all, it’s strange, but the vanilla extract will neutralise any of that flavour for any banana-phobes! This is a hit with Matt too who is the biggest skeptic when it comes to healthy replacements. Try giving this to someone to see if they notice the difference. I bet they won’t!
What is your all-time favourite milkshake?
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