Storytime

Long ago in a pre-pandemic land that feels oh-so-far-away, I experimented with several alternative milks out of the sheer laziness of not wanting to make myself look presentable and put on pants. Anyway, I ended up trying homemade almond milk, banana milk, oat milk, cashew milk, cashew-almond milk, maybe a few others that weren't noteworthy enough to remember...some were definitely better than others, but all were a little too labor intensive and required a clean blender, clean sink, and clean counter space to work–obviously this is my ideal 100% of the time, but rarely the reality.

Of all the alt-milks, my favorites were almond, banana, and oat, but it just felt so silly and unnecessary to strain out any pulp just to use it in a shake, so I combined all my milk loves and created this pantry-stable, plant powered vanilla shake perfect for sleepy mornings when you need food in your system asap but your brain isn't working yet. Some people love protein powders for shakes and while I have to admit I love the idea of convenience, I fucking hate the taste, they're too thin and watery, and they're stupid expensive.

What I love about this shake recipe is that it is the perfect base for other variations, especially Peach, Strawberry, Chocolate and Mocha. (I'll be sure to link those when I have ready, but if you're reading this now, the recipe post is still in the works.)

I hope you enjoy this recipe and find it helpful for your morning routine!

Take care,

<3 Kat

PS. Every time I restock bananas, I like to prepare ~ (4) 8oz mason jars with the [Pantry Stable Prep] ingredients + 1 prep goes directly into the blender. It is insanely helpful and efficient and I love it.

PPS. Coconut Note: If you're someone who tends to skip lunch and need a breakfast to hold you over for longer or if you're looking for a fat bomb for other reasons, the coconut oil is a delicious addition. I myself added it because I'm experimenting with adding coconut sources into my diet to see if it helps with migraines. I am definitely not being scientific in my biohacking endeavors (maybe one day), but I have noticed that I feel better overall when I have coconut products BUT I am sure that is a result of me taking better care of my body overall when I'm in experimentation mode and actually listening to my body's needs, not just the coconut.

Ingredients

  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • [Pantry-Stable Prep]
  • 2 Fancy Medjool Dates
  • 3 Tablespoon Almonds/Almond Flour
  • 4 Tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 2 Tablespoon Flax Seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Raw Maca Root/Adaptogen Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 Cup water
  • 1 Cup ice

Instructions

  1. In high-powered blender like a Vitamix, add bananas, dates, almonds, oatmeals, flax seeds, maca root powder, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Fill blender to 3 cup line (approximately 1 1/4 cup water. Blend until smooth, increasing the power gradually.
  2. Turn off blender. Add 1 cup ice. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

(with coconut oil)

Servings: 2
Amount per serving: 363 Calories
Total Fat
14.6g (19%) Saturated Fat 6.8g(34%) Cholesterol 0mg(0%) Sodium 4mg (0%) Total Carbohydrate 56.1g (20%) Dietary Fiber 8.7g (31%) Total Sugars 31.2g Protein 6.3g Vitamin D 0mcg (0%) Calcium 52mg (4%) Iron 3mg (18%) Potassium 752mg (16%)

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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