Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: Recipe Week

Notice the new Thrifty Thursday button this week?  A big thank you goes to my friend Allyson who donated her precious time to design it for me.  Feel free to add it to your post or blog by copying and pasting the html code (found under the Thrifty Thursday button in my sidebar). 

As a mentioned last week, this week is an opportunity to share thrifty recipes.  Bananas are a hot commodity in our house.  We like them slightly green but since they only stay that way a short time, when a bunch is on the counter, you've got to be quick to get one!  It usually works so that every banana is eaten except one and then there is a battle over who gets to partake.  Or occasionally, a lone banana passes its peak and no one wants it anymore.  One banana is not enough to make banana bread or banana muffins so I came up with an idea so that everyone gets to share in the goodness of that last banana. 

Banana Drinks
Slice one banana and place the chunks in the freezer for 3-4 hours or overnight.  (It works without freezing, too.  The drinks are just less icy.) 

Place frozen bananas in the blender.  Pour milk over the bananas until contents of the blender reach the 2 cup mark.  Sprinkle 1/8 cup sugar over milk.  (Or as an alternative, leave out the sugar and drizzle 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup over milk.)  Add one tray of ice cubes (approx. 16 cubes or 2 cups) to the blender.  Blend on high until smooth and the ice no longer rattles against the sides.  Pour into glasses and enjoy!


  1. Bananna smoothies are SO a favorite around here !!!:)
    Such a yummy way to save a browning bananna :)I keep them in the frezzer almost continually it seems when I see one starting to get really ripe ,its into the freezer you go.

  2. We love banana smoothies as well. Or favorites are Peanut Butter and Banana (milk, pb, and frozen chunks of banana blended together) and green smoothies (water/juice, bananas, spinach, and frozen strawberries)

    Great for hot days and they make good popscicles as well.

  3. Genius!!! I am totally going to have to try that!


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