There’s a new milk alternative, and it’s totally bananas!
With the raising awareness on the harm of dairy and the dairy industry, new alternative options for vegans and those transitioning to veganism are popping up every day. And this sure is quite exciting!
Now not everyone likes the taste of soy milk, or you may simply be tired of nut milks, wishing to cut back on fat. But when it comes to bananas – who doesn’t love those!?!?
We all know bananas have a ton of potassium. But they’re also big on vitamin B6 and pectin, which keeps you feeling full longer and aids in digestion. Banana milk is especially good before a workout since the fruit regulates blood sugar and packs a huge punch of energy. And of course, it’s 100 percent dairy-free.
Recently picking up in popularity, banana milk may be the cheap, accessible and nutritious milk you’ve been searching for.
While making homemade milk substitutes is relatively simpler, cheaper and tastier than buying in the store, alternative milks are by no means cheap. A carton of organic almond milk costs $1.99 at Whole Foods, but has a lot of extraneous additives.
Homemade from organic almonds at Whole Foods, one site estimated that making an equivalent amount of organic almond milk at home would cost around $1.75, but takes at least one day of advanced planning. To make your own nut milks, the nuts must be soaked overnight, whereas you can just pop a few frozen bananas into your blender and have banana milk within 2 minutes. Intriguingly, banana milk is the only fruit-based milk, meaning some people might find it more easily digestible than nut or grain milks.
Gluten-free, raw, vegan and paleo, try making banana milk at home tomorrow morning!
How to make vegan banana milk? (serves 1)
1 frozen banana
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
pinch sea salt
Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
You can also add a spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder and a dash of vanilla extract for delicious chocolate banana milk or soak some oats and add them to the blender and strain for homemade banana-oat milk.
Mmmm…it’s like banana bread in a mug. Share the goodness with a friend!
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”