Friday, November 25, 2011

Banana Brown Sugar Vanilla Smoothie

Brown Sugar Vanilla Smoothie recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
When I was a little girl visiting my grandmother, she made a banana smoothie for herself every morning. I can still picture her assembling it: milk, banana, and a package of sweet n low. I remember her sharing it with me on occasion. While I admittedly didn't think her smoothie was amazing, it was fun to share her treat with her.

I grinned the other day when I remembered her smoothie. So, I decided to create an updated version. My kids absolutely loved this and I did too. This smoothie a far cry from the one in my memories. I will absolutely be making this again and I'm looking forward to trying it with frozen bananas. The room temperature ones whipped up into a more frothy drink than I was expecting, but it was tasty nonetheless.
(printable recipe)

1 1/2 cups milk
2 bananas, frozen is best
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Layer ingredients into the blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!


  1. What a fantastic tribute to your grandmother! Simple and delicious!

  2. Good! and I have an idea for the dinner!

    Regards from Spain!

  3. The best part of food is the memories and stories behind it.

  4. I go crazy for smoothies and this one looks top notch :)

  5. I have a banana smoothie almost every day...except today I was so full.

  6. I could go for a banana smoothie right now, it looks delicious.

  7. I love banana smoothies too! I put honey and almond milk in mine.

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    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed it! Next time, I would recommend peeling the bananas before freezing them. I usually peel several bananas and then store them in a ziploc bag in the freezer.