It warmed my heart to hear my middle school daughter walk in the door and ask for a banana smoothie for a snack. Our simple banana smoothie recipe originated from my daughters time with her friend Catherine from Ireland who lived in the neighborhood for a year when my daughter was in Kindergarten. Catherine’s Mom would make banana smoothies and they were a hit at my house once I found out the simple but healthful ingredients. The smoothie is great with any kind of milk but more tasty with higher fat content. We tried it with 2% and it was yummy. Feel free to add more ice or sub another seasonal fruit, if you like an icy cold smoothie and mixed fruit flavor.
In blender combine:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup of your favorite milk
- Big handful or 6-8 ice cubes
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or to taste
Blend and pour into 2 glasses. Serve immediately.