THE RECIPE >
This just happens to be another one of those vintage recipes found in an obscure country cookbook that ended up tasting amazing. All thanks to, of all things, molasses. You wouldn't think so but the molasses takes on a chocolaty flavor when blended with sweetly ripe bananas. It actually makes a great substitute to chocolate syrup although here, I'm going half and half with some organic raw chocolate sauce from Emmy's. The molasses used here is classic Brer Rabbit.
Thanks to the compo of the two plus the bananas and almond milk, you're looking at a densely packed, nutrient rich shake that, for us girls, can also help reduce cramping thanks in large part to the iron, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins in molasses.
Something else I recently stumbled on are these glass straws by The-LUX-U-WANT. If you had a periscope tuned in on my office desk you'd see the curious sight of a straw sticking out of hot steaming tea. I drink everything with a straw and it was awesome finding glass one that can be used in both hot and cold drinks. Plus these were the only ones I've ever seen with tiny orbs that act as drink tags. Definitely gift worthy as is. Find 'em over here.
- 2 cups Almond milk
- 2 Tablespoons Molasses
- 2 Tablespoons Chocolate sauce
- 2 Ripe bananas
- 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract (optional)
- 1/2 Cup Ice
Add almond milk and ice first to blender container then add remaining ingredients reserving 1 Tablespoon of the chocolate sauce.Blend until smooth.Pour into glasses and drizzle reserved chocolate sauce between both glasses.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings
Glass straws c/o The-LUX-U-WANT
For another recipe using this banana and molasses combo see my previous recipe over here on tasty, gift worthy granola.
Image: mam for Gave That