Bananas spotted and brown

Bananas spotted and brown

…………….by Ronn MorrisSmoothie bananas

Good Bananas spotted in spotted skins
Holding tonnes of banana goodness & flavour in.

Every baker who has baked banana cake knows
From the tips of their fingers to their sensitive nose.

The riper the nanas, better to savour the flavour
So buy smoothie bananas this flavour to savour.

Mash’m with yoghurt, a drizzle of honey and cinnamon
Morning porridge, muesli or whatever’s in the kitchen.

If you’re a mum I bet you’ve already perfected this one
Your babe’s asleep, house quiet, and all is done.

Banana supreme – slice, fry, sugar and a slosh of rum
Caramelised pancake that sits well in your tum.

When not too cold churn them for ice cream* – it’s tip top
Or freeze in their dark skins whole in a ziplock.

In the freezer skins will blacken but intensifies taste
Thawing they lose their shape but there’s no waste.

Stir into cake batter and bake for teatime
These bananas from Coffs Harbour a warmer clime.

Bananas spotted and brown don’t forget
their the kitchen king for the kids – dead set

Smoothie Bananas open

Not perfect on the outside. Delicious on the inside.

 

What to do with Banana Smoothies

Hot Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Banana Based Fruit Smoothies:

 

Hot chocolate banana smoothie
 
Author:
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 2 banana or 4 small ones.
  • 50g grated good quality chocolate
  • Honey to taste
  • 2 tbs of raw oats
  • 1 tbs of chia seeds (Harvest Hub)
  • 2 cups warm of warm milk (any of dairy, oat, soy, almond)
Instructions
  1. Place everything in blender and make sure the lid’s on tight. If the smoothies are too thick thin them with extra warm milk
  2. *To make banana ice cream simply peel and slice bananas and put the
  3. slices on a plate to freeze. Wait a few hours. Take the frozen pieces and place them in the food processor and process them until they’ve the consistency of ice cream (this can take a few minutes depending on the strength of your processor’s motor.) If you have an ice cream machine one you’ve began to process it you can transfer the bananas to that and churn them.
  4. You can mix the bananas with other fruit for different flavours.

 

Banana Based Fruit Smoothies:

Any smoothie can be a banana smoothie. They add sweetness and thickness to a glass of milk (dairy, soy, oat, rice or almond) and together with ice and a blender make an exceptionally easy breakfast or filler for the “I’m starving” time between arriving home from work or school and eating dinner.

To make a basic smoothie:

  • 400 ml of your chosen milk. In summer use 100ml of ice to 300 ml of milk.
  • 1 banana
  • 100 grams of fruit: melon, pineapple, strawberries, orange pieces (chopped with the skin off)
    mint.
    If it’s too thick add more milk or water.

Steps:

  1. Whizz in 30 second pulses.
  2. Whizz the banana and other fruit.
  3. Add the liquid.
  4. You want it to have the thickness of a good milkshake.

If you only have bananas. Use 4 small ones or 2 big ones. Add cinnamon and a couple of drizzles of honey. Taste it for sweetness because smoothie bananas are very sweet naturally.

As before always make sure your blender lid is on tightly.


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