Friday, January 21, 2011

Coconut Banana Date Batido

Batidos are a South American frozen milk drink similar to a smoothie. They're great as a quick grab and go breakfast or snack when you can't quite stomach the thickness of a smoothie.

Some leftover coconut milk (from carrot coconut soup) inspired this delicious combo. The banana and coconut make the drink taste tropical and the dates provide some natural sweetness. The flax is a completely optional fiber boost.

Play around with some different flavours for a unique taste. Some ideas I've seen are fig rose, banana ginger, and mango basil.

I've been feeding this to my munchkin for snack time; she seems to really love it.
I know she doesn't look enthused but she's smiling on the inside, I'm sure of it.

Coconut Banana Date Batido
Serves 1
Inspired by Urban Pantry by Amy Pennington

1/2 cup milk (use any type)
1 banana
4 tbsps coconut milk (can substitute shredded coconut)
4 -6 dates, quartered
3 cubes of ice
1 spoonful of flax seed (optional)

1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend at low speed until everything is chopped up. Increase speed and continue to blend until smooth and creamy.

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