Monday, May 9, 2011

What to do with overripe bananas?

CinnaMaka SHAKE
naturally sweetened :)

2-3 overripe bananas, frozen
about 1/2 c water
2 handfulls of almonds (any nut)
1 t maca powder (tastes malty, and adds tons of vitamins)
1t cinnamon

The amount of water really just depends on the size of the bananas.  Blend until smooth.  Just make sure you PEEL the bananas before freezing them.  I've made the mistake of pulling bananas out of the freezer and trying unsuccessfully to saw off black, frozen peels.

Both maca and Green Kamut powder helped me get through caffeine-free days when I was trying to give up coffee.  I think the vitamin content in both may help prevent caffeine withdrawal migraines.

This shake tastes rich and creamy - just like a milkshake should!  The bits of nuts are my favorite part.  For a more hearty or textured shake, consider adding unrefined coconut oil, flax, or chia seeds.  Enjoy!

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