I love banana milkshakes. My Mum used to make them when I was younger, with just bananas and milk. Sometimes she’d add ice cream and it was a whole new level of awesome. Now I’ve grown up and those shakes have too. These days the ice cream is skipped and I add a few dates for sweetness. Coconut water replaces the milk and with the addition of some hemp protein powder, the finished product is just as creamy. I also love to add a little cinnamon in the colder months, I could tell you all about it’s anti-inflammatory properties but really, it just tastes ridiculously good.
I don’t work out, but this is the perfect post workout recovery drink. It brings much needed carbohydrates, protein for muscle repair and the coconut water is incredible for rehydration and balancing electrolytes. Of the 25 recipes I developed for Vita Coco, this is the one that fills my glass most often. You can see more of them on the Vita Coco twitter account if you fancy giving your smoothies and juices a shake up.