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Last week I posted a Fuel Pull Strawberry Milk recipe that many of you have been enjoying. That got the ball rolling, and since then I’ve been experimenting with different milks – all cold and creamy – but some slightly out of the ordinary. (I archived a Sweet Tater Milk recipe for my next cookbook, whenever that decides to happen.) This Banana Milk isn’t too out there, so I hope you all are up to trying it. 😉
It’s a common myth that bananas aren’t welcome on the Trim Healthy Mama plan – so common that Pearl and Serene included a recipe called “Bust a Myth Banana Cake” in their cookbook! Bananas are welcome in an E setting, accompanied by protein of course. One small or half a medium banana is the serving size.
Want more banana recipes suited for the Trim Healthy Mama plan? Click here to see a picture index of mine.
This Banana Milk makes a great pre-workout snack! It includes protein as well as some healthy energetic carbs in the form of half a banana. I personally try to get several half bananas into my diet every week because if I don’t, my feet start cramping up. (Sure, you could take potassium supplements, but if a banana will do the trick, why not just eat a banana? They’re yummy!)
You might wonder what Briana Thomas could possibly know about pre-workout snacks. I don’t blame you one bit. Physical exercise is not my first love, but it seems that my energetic little sister is rubbing off on me. She introduced me to this app called Runkeeper (smart phones do come in handy for such things, I have found), and even though I am sluggish by nature, I am also stubborn and enjoy a challenge. An app that gives me charts and graphs and tells me every time I set a new personal record really helps me keep some interest in running. My times and distances are definitely nothing spectacular, but compared to what they used to be (zilch!), I’m making progress! 😛 And running is surprisingly addictive…. (All the runners are out there nodding their heads and saying, “I told you so.”)
Even if you’re not into running, or exercise of any sort, you can still enjoy this Banana Milk as a refreshing snack or dessert.
Talk to me! What’s your favorite form of exercise? I’m always open to new ideas, and I’d love to hear yours (in case running gets old after awhile)!
As always, check out the Notes section of the recipe for extra info. Check out the links in and below the recipe to see the products I use and recommend. Some of the links included in the recipe and blog post are affiliate links, which means that if you make purchases through these links, I make a small commission to help defray the costs of running this blog (at no extra charge to you). Thanks for your help!
You may also enjoy:
- Starting THM
- my recipe index
- my recipes grouped by fuel type, allergy info, and theme
- all my drink/shake recipes
Want a non-banana option? Try this Fuel Pull Strawberry Milk!
- Blend the ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy!
If you don't have collagen, you can try using a protein powder of your choice, but I personally don't care for the taste.
- Great Lakes Collagen (Amazon)
- Great Lakes Collagen (iHerb)
- THM Integral Collagen
- THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- Vitamix Blender (5300 Certified Refurbished) – Amazon
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