Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Banana Smoothie in 3 minutes!

Since I've been at home for a few weeks and I have nothing better to do, I've been finding and reading up tons of recipes for me to try out (: Plus I'm now on a almost-healthy-diet, still trying my best to make sure I eat healthy and clean everyday or else my workout effort will be such a waste. One of the important things in eating healthy is that you eat your breakfast everyday and since I'm rarely a morning person (unless I get to eat out for breakfast, I'm choosy like that :P) thus I don't usually have breakfast and due to that, it has now become a habit that I don't eat breakfast even before going to class. I normally have brunch but fret not, I've found a solution :D
Since I don't have Greek yogurt or any drive-thru near me and I hate oats fyi, the only option would be smoothie (as stated at the bottom right of this photo)!  — Source: Tumblr  

Smoothies are so refreshing and super easy to make. You don't really need lots of ingredients or any special technique, let the blender do its thang! Since Mum bought this huge comb of bananas last week and banana is one of the top ranking healthy food, well don't let me start with the #banana-nutrition-facts blab. Click on the link yourself to find out more, maybe this link as well!

Alright, back to the banana smoothie. Healthy low fat, low calories alternative to milkshakes, cheap, and with no added sugar yet it tastes ten times better. It's really quick and requires few ingredients and one of them is ice - how simple is that!
The ingredients: 
  • 150 ml Low Fat milk (It's even better if you have skim milk but I can't get any here)
  • 2 tbsp of plain yogurt (You can a few more tablespoon if you want it to taste more sour)
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced (I would recommend you to peel it before you put it into the freezer the night before, I had a hard time peeling it the next day -_-)
  • A few ice cubes 
  • Optional: 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1 tsp of cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp honey, other fruits like frozen strawberries, berries, peaches etc 
P/S: If you don't like milk, you can just substitute it with a cup of plain yogurt instead but I think it tastes better with milk (: 
Toss everything inside the blender and let it blend till its smooth and thick. 
And voila! Super easy and quick banana smoothie is done after two minutes. See, I purposely sliced a banana and decorate the smoothie you know! :3 Attempted to put a few in the middle of the smoothie, but it drowned in mere seconds before I even had the chance to snap it #facepalm
The ingredients that I've mentioned is enough for 2-3 glass of smoothie, so you can have it with your loved ones to kick start your awesome day (:
If you're a fan of smoothie or you feel like trying it out too, you might be interested with these links;
Healthy Diet Shakes
6 healthy fruit smoothie recipe
Now you can enjoy your banana smoothie while tweet/instagram/fb-ing about the smoothie mustache you can haz in the remaining one minute! ;D
Too bad I don't have a blender or a fridge back in my hostel, or else I can have this every single morning. Besides smoothie, you can make so much other snacks with banana like peanut butter with banana slices, nutella fudge pops with banana and even banana ice creams. It seems like I'm so into banana LOL which sort of reminds me of THIS! *points down*

I know most of you have seen this, but yeah still wanna post it up! (^ω^)

Happy smooching eh I mean smoothie-ing! :P


~Joeanney~ said...

haha!! BANANAANANA~~~~~*PUNCH AT THE FACE* I read an article today about bananas too that it can help prevent cancer 0.o

daphiexn™ said...

Looks mad good! I just had carrot milk today HEHEH :P Fruit/Vege juice FTW! :D

HenRy LeE said...

yummy! healthynyerrrr.... i like that banana song. So funny lah :D

SiMon Har said...

eh banana with yoghurt looks nice! too bad I don't have any blender wit me :(

nicccchang said...

HAHAHAHA! I love the banana song so much! bababababababa. thanks for dropping by. kiss kiss :-*

* tracey gal * said...

Always love them the minions!
Can never get enough of them :D
The milk shake looks so awesome!
Gonna try it for my breakfast!

Qi Wen said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

Merryn said...

Why must freeze the banana? Can we do it without freezing?

ms.bulat said...

please make one for me !:D

Rachelle Yen said...

when i make banana smoothies, i add orange and half teaspoon of peanut butter. but i never add milk cuz i can't drink milk. stomach naik angin ><

Tony Teh said...

i think with this much effort, i'd rather go out and buy the beverage LOl Awana Genting outdoor activities

Henry Tan said...

wow i should try this out! =DDD
thanks for sharing!

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

i tried that too. but too filing for me ><

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Ken Wooi said...

ooo yummm! :D

Xue Ren said...

haha! make one for me! =P

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

i love banana too recently! :) good for digestion


Kian Fai Koh said...

hmm feel like mixing milk, banana and cornflakes now ZZZ