Thursday, June 30, 2011

Licuado de Platano-Mexican Banana Shake

Whew! It's hot around here!
I was out sweeping my front porch and almost passed out from the heat! No, literally, passed out. So on hot days like these, or really any time of year, my boys love for me to make them a licuado de platano.

I remember as a little girl in Mexico, my grandma used to make me this frothy concoction that made me feel all happy inside :) Of course back then she also used to put in one raw egg for protein. Those were the days when Rocky Balboa used to gulp down a few of those babies before his morning run, remember?
Now we omit the the raw egg!!

It's very simple and very yummy!!
You'll need
one banana
2 cups of milk
sugar to taste (about 1/4 c)
dash of cinnamon
1-2 drops of vanilla

Take your peeled banana and slice it up. Pour the milk into the blender with the sliced banana, the cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. Blend well. Serve immediately.
This makes enough to fill up about 2 1/2 glasses for my boys. They love it!!

I use Chocolate Almond milk for mine, since I can't do dairy but it's equally delicious. You can also add some fresh strawberries with the banana. I love it too.
And no, this is not a smoothie because we don't add ice or ice cream. Those go by another name in Mexico.

This is the authentic liquado de platano.

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  1. i remember the same recipe with my mom, with the egg as well. i have been making it with the egg all this time, never with the cinnamon, this was good.


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