I made this warming banana milk after a workout one day when I wanted extra hydration to go along with my rye cereal. Instead of chopped bananas, I decided to blend them up. To add flavor I included ginger and cinnamon. To add antioxidants I added some amla powder.

I poured my banana milk over my rye cereal and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed my creation. It reminded me exactly of an unhealthy breakfast combination I had when I was a child— Grape Nuts with milk. Normally individuals eat Grape Nuts with milk cold. I rather enjoyed my Grape Nuts and milk warm. I used to warm it up in the microwave for a few minutes until the crunchy cereal softened and the milk was absorbed. After microwaving I would sprinkle sugar on the warm Grape Nut creation and eat my breakfast. It was a comforting way to start off a cold morning when I was a child. I am extremely excited to have found a healthy replacement for this childhood creation years later by accident.

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Warming Banana Milk is a great alternative to dairy milk and processed plant-based milks at the store. Banana milk is higher in carbohydrates, micronutrients and antioxidants than most grain- or legume-based milks, too. Banana milk is wonderful because there is no cooking or straining involved— just blend and it’s done! Warming Banana Milk would be great on whole-grain dry cereal, muesli or oatmeal.

Recipe:

Warming Banana Milk is a perfect milk for the cold winter months. The warming spices give this milk a cozy essence. The fact that the milk is made from whole bananas gives the milk beneficial nutrients most other milks don’t have such as fiber, antioxidants and micronutrients. Try Warming Banana Milk with your breakfast today!

Vegan and free of added salt, sugar, oil, soy, gluten, nuts and seeds.

Reasons to love this recipe: ready in minutes, unprocessed substitution for dairy milk, flavored milk, low fat

Yield: around 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 smallish bananas
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp amla powder

Preparation:

Break bananas into pieces and add them into the blender. Then add water and spices. Blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Enjoy on top of dry cereal, oatmeal or rye cereal.

Note: to make a thinner milk, use less banana or more water and vice versa.

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Sara Binde
 

Sara is a health and nutrition coach. She advocates for a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and teaches the world how to achieve weight loss.