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Banana Licuado Recipe

5 stars - based on 3 reviews
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This protein-packed variation on a Latin American banana smoothie boasts 4 grams of fiber, and it's simple to make. Thanks to the magic of frozen bananas, this licuado tastes more like a milkshake than a healthy banana smoothie. Plus, with the natural sweetness of very ripe bananas, there’s no need to add sugar!

Servings: 2

Active time: 5 minutes

Total time:

Light and Healthy recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 2 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1 c skim milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Peel bananas and place in freezer bag, separating each banana with wax paper.
  2. Freeze overnight (bananas can be stored in freezer for up to one month)
  3. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
  4. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Add cinnamon stick if desired.

Notes

Depending on the size of the bananas, you may have to add an extra splash of milk. If the mix seems too thick to blend, you can also stop the blender and stir with a spoon to help the process. It’s worth the extra work of stirring… the thicker and more frozen the licuado, the more delicious it will be!

Variations

  • Soy smoothie: Substitute light soy milk (vanilla or plain)
  • Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie: Give this banana smoothie the Elvis twist by skipping the cinnamon and adding 1/3 c peanut butter and 1/3 c chocolate syrup.

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by lovesafeeggs on 11/25/11
This is absolutely amazing! You don't need to add additional cinnamon on top unless you are doing it for garnish purposes. It is sooo delicious, quick, easy and healthy!!! Do yourself a favor and start freezing those bananas!!! Enjoy!

by bp2400 on 07/12/11
I decided to add a handful of uncooked Old Fashioned Quaker Oats as well. I have one for breakfast and it keeps me full all morning.

by Kathy on 05/26/11
I just made this -- unbelievably good especially considering how simple it is to make. It's decadent tasting but everything in it is really good for you.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/2 of recipe)
Total Servings 2

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 180
Calories from Fat 25
Total Fat 3g (5% DV)
Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 95mg (32% DV)
Sodium 90mg (4% DV)
Total
Carbohydrate
33g (11% DV)
Dietary Fiber 3g (12% DV)
Sugars 21g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 15%
Iron 4%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pasteurized equals peace of mind

Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs taste great and are safe for all your favorite egg dishes! Davidson's gentle water bath pasteurization reduces the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or flavor. In fact, Davidson's pasteurized eggs have earned the Seal of Approval for exceptional flavor and culinary performance from the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

The Raw Egg Risk

Davidson's eggs aren't just good for sunny-side up or poached eggs. Consider all the recipes that feature raw eggs, like eggnog, Caesar salad dressing, raw cookie dough, custard and more. Take homemade ice cream, for example. Over a four-year period, more than 500 illnesses in the US were traced to Salmonella bacteria in homemade ice cream, according to the CDC. The ingredient at fault? Raw or undercooked eggs.