Semi Healthy Milkshakes

My parents bought knockoff food products instead of national brands most of the time. One of their knock-off brands of choice was “Shur Fine.” They especially purchased the cereals of this brand.

All in all, there was a “Shur Fine” version of Kellog’s Rice Krispies that my parents would often buy and there was always interesting literature on the back of the cereal box.

I remember, a few times, there were some healthy recipes to make meals, snacks, and desserts.

These were published when I was either a tween or an early teen something. So this would have been between 1998 and 2001

One dessert that stuck out to me was how to make milkshakes but with a healthier and cheaper alternative to ice cream.

This piece will be a slight modification of the recipe that I remember from the cereal box.

The main facet is instead of using ice cream which is expensive and not always healthy, use frozen bananas in its place.

Freezing the bananas makes them as sweet as ice cream because it allows their naturally occurring sugars to crystallize.

Also, might I add that while the price of food (especially dairy products) has been adversely affected by this gosh durn inflation we are all suffering from, bananas have pretty much stayed the same price. I do not know why but I am thankful.

I am currently newlywed and with gift cards given to me by my two paternal aunts, I purchased a smart television and a blender.

I had needed a blender for years but for some reason never got around to purchasing one.

My first smart television (a gift from my brother and his wife) was done in by a wicked woman named Ida.

I do plan to write a review on this new television in the not-so-distant future, so stay tuned everyone.

So, now that we have a blender my wife and I enjoy these milkshakes several times a week as our dessert.

At this time, I will break down how to make them.

Here are the ingredients:

3 Large Ripe Bananas
Milk (I choose Whole but the original recipe calls for Skim)
Malted Milk Powder (I choose Nestle’s Carnation Original)*
Chocolate Syrup (I am very partial to Nestle’s Nesquik)
Pure Vanilla Extract (optional)*

Take the three large ripe bananas, peel them, place them in a sealed freezer bag and freeze them at least overnight.

So, I am indeed from Louisiana and that means that I rarely, if ever, measure my ingredients when preparing anything edible.  The following are rough estimates, individual results may vary.

When ready to prepare place the three frozen bananas in a blender, and add milk until filled three-quarters full.

Next add a scoop of malted milk powder, a squirt of chocolate syrup, and a few drops of vanilla extract (if you so desire.)

Place the lid on the blender, hold it down and power up. Blend until the mixture looks like the thick version of chocolate milk.

Serve and Enjoy.

May God richly bless you and be sure to acknowledge and thank Him before consuming this and any other food that you, the reader, are blessed with.

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