Banana Nut Shake Recipe
Ever since my juice cleanse I’ve been tossing around the idea of making healthy juices and shakes at home. I started out by making one inspired by my favorite drink from One Lucky Duck, a vegan juice bar in Union Square and Chelsea Market. I thought it turned out pretty well. The cashew milk and frozen bananas lend it a nutty flavor and creamy texture that’s exactly like a milkshake without the milk. Here’s the recipe:
1 banana, sliced and frozen
3/4 cup cashew milk (This is, admittedly, the trickiest ingredient to track down. I found some at Whole Foods, but I might try it with almond milk in a pinch.)
1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (but I like a LOT of cinnamon. Use less if you’re not a cinnamon fanatic.)
Vanilla bean (I added about 1/2 to 1 inch of a bean. Here’s a helpful site about how to use vanilla beans.)
Blend in a blender until creamy. This makes about 10 oz but it is pretty rich. You could use two bananas and double it for a bigger drink.