When I was a kid, I loved going to the gym.
Now, before I lead you to believe that I was naturally athletic or even good at sports, let me clear a few things up: I was not. Not even close.
In fact, when I was little I would much rather have spent the whole day curled up in the fort I had constructed in my closet than outside.
However, sometimes after going to the gym to workout, my mom would decide to get the rest of her errands out of the way (ie. grocery shopping, dentist appointments, bringing my sisters and me to friends’ houses) for the week.
So we would all hop in the car after her workout, drive on down to the supermarket, and chaos would ensue. My one sister running wild, my other sister insisting on eating her Luncheable before we paid for it, and myself heading straight for the dairy aisle. Because that was where my one true love awaited:
Nesquik Banana Milk.
Basically, this was banana-flavored milk so thick and frothy it was almost like a milkshake. My mom would always conveniently “forget” to buy it for me if she went to the supermarket alone (probably due to the inordinate amount of sugar it contained), but if I managed to tag along with her, I would always manage to convince her to buy it for me.
Trust me, people, this milk was liquid gold.
Unfortunately, Nesquik no longer makes banana-flavored milk anymore. And so I’ve been left to my own devices when it comes to my childhood guilty-pleasure. I’ve also gotten a lot healthier since I was a kid, and no longer enjoy the almost comatose feeling I get after downing a bottle of 25g sugar-containing milk.
So today I bring you a banana milkshake just as frothy as Nesquik’s, but with 4 simple ingredients and the addition of delicious cinnamon to really kick it up a notch!
I can’t believe it’s not Nesquik!
Who would’ve thought that banana, coconut milk, and vanilla could make such a tantalizing combination?
Cinnamon Banana Milkshake
- 1 frozen banana, sliced
- 1/2 c unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Top with granola, chocolate chips, etc. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)