Three simple, healthy ingredients combine to make this indulgent-tasting treat that is free of dairy, but tastes like melted vanilla ice cream! NO added sugar!
We’ve had a rash of sickness hitting our house lately, with each of us falling like Raid-sprayed flies!
This weekend, Jade was the unlucky recipient of a 24-hour flu, which included a violent ralphing episode (sorry for TMI!).
I tell you that because it truly relates to the recipe, which I made for her.
She initially requested a chocolate banana smoothie, but I wanted to modify it to ensure it was easy to digest and that it (hopefully) wouldn’t make her sick again.
I know bananas to be a good contenders for upset tummies, and I thought combining them with some of my Homemade Coconut Milk and a splash of vanilla would be tasty, refreshing, and antiviral all at once!
While I expected something along the lines of coconut banana milk, what resulted was nothing short of incredibly delicious!
So delicious, in fact, that after a taste test with Sam and Natalie, everyone was requesting a ‘healthy milkshake’. 🙂
I haven’t had real ice cream in a while, but to me this tastes like melted vanilla ice cream…I just couldn’t believe how something so simple could transform into one of my favorite indulgent treats.
However basic, I knew I wanted to share it here ASAP!
P.S. If you have banana allergies, try my Banana-Free Vanilla Milkshake!
Three simple, healthy ingredients combine to make this indulgent-tasting treat that is free of dairy, but tastes like melted vanilla ice cream!
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas
- 1/2 room temperature banana
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1/2 tsp vanilla powder)
- a few ice cubes, if desired
Blend all (sans ice) until smooth and creamy.
If using ice, blend it in last, and don't use more than 2-3 cubes, or it will dilute the flavor.
Nutrition facts based on using full-fat canned coconut milk, though I use my Homemade Coconut Milk, which is a bit less indulgent. WW SmartPoints: 21
Some of the items I use in this recipe include: