WHEN MONEY was short and times were tough, my mother still made this treat for us. We thought it was happiness in a glass. I recall running home from school, hoping to find this delicious drink ready for me. I made it often for my own children, and I still mix it up today...but now I like to call it nostalgia in a glass. -Jeanne Brown, Buffalo, New York

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the first four ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour into glasses; sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 24.9g; fat 2.6g; cholesterol 9.8mg; sodium 50.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (70)

Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2009
Fabulous as is, but the second time I made it I wanted a little bit of protein so replaced the sugar with 1 Tablespoon peanut butter and it was just as great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2006
Delicious. I used Splenda & added ice in the blender to make it cold. Add more vanilla or cinnamon to your liking Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2008
It's funny. I always have quite a few frozen ripe bananas in the freezer just waiting for recipes like this. This one took me by surprize, because my Dad made a drink like this for my sister and I when we were little. I made it for my kids this morning, to go with the Egg Salad English Muffins I'd made for them (also from this site). They gulped it down, and I sat and thought about how I liked these just as much as I did when I was a kid. Only now, it tastes like a Banana Bread smoothie. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I'll be sure to make this often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2010
SO good! made as is, except i blended some cinnamon right into the drink as well. I needed a touch more sugar too because my banana wasn't the sweetest. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2007
yum! I just love this drink! Since i loved it so much I thought it would be good to expirement with other indredients. I found that mixing in a bit of coconut milk to it to give it an extra flavor. Thanx for recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2007
im drinking this right now! it's a great recipe and very easy to make. i was trying to find a recipe that i already had all the ingredients to and this one is perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2012
I loved the submitter's description of her nostalgic drink and it made me feel like I was making someone's special memories for Hubs this morning. (I have a similar memory of my grandma's warm milk and honey at bedtime) Hubs enjoyed this, but prefers real smoothies to this banana milk drink. I appreciated that the submitter called it what it is, a drink, not a smoothie, which I tend to think of as something thicker. I used just a little Splenda, as the banana I used was very ripe and sweet. The dash of cinnamon was just what this needed to liven it up and give it a little complexity. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
This drink was great!! I found it years ago in a Lifeskills textbook, and loved it then...so excited to find it again :) I always add 4 ice cubes to this drink to give it a better texture and colder temperature. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
I just love recipes like this. A recipe created in tough times with simple ingredients that said to someone when you made it "I love you". It is basic, easy, incredibly delicious, nutricious and perfect as is. Sometimes I make with brown sugar and I always drink over ice as I like it really cold. Thanks Jeanne for sharing your story as well as your recipe. Read More
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