Banini (Vanilla Malted Shake)
yields 1 blender
To make this recipe, you need to prepare for it the day before, by freezing some ripe bananas. When you have some that are already spotted, remove the peels and put the bananas in a plastic bag. Place them in the freezer overnight, for use the next day.
4 bananas, peeled & frozen, sliced
1/4 C. tahini (sesame butter)
1 t. vanilla
1 fresh banana, peeled (optional)
1 T. maple syrup* (optional)
ice cold water
In the blender, start with two cups of ice cold water. Add the remaining ingredients and blend. Add water until it reaches the desired consistency. Sweeten to taste.
*To produce maple syrup, sap has to be collected and boiled down. During the boiling, a drop of lard, shortening or vegetable oil is sometimes added to prevent the sap from foaming up, and this ingredient is not listed on the label. When buying maple syrup, look for the kosher symbol, or call the company to see that they use vegetable-based defoamers.
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