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Slightly bitter and extremely refreshing, this is one instance of what I have dubbed blender-miracles. Throw everything in and blend away! Make sure to use a well-ripened banana to add extra sweetness. If the end result is still slightly too bitter, blend in sugar to taste. This pairs nicely with a balsamic salad.

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Recipe Summary

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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  • Blend the ice and banana together in a blender set to Low until mixed, adding the lime juice and lemon juice as it blends to keep the ice from freezing to the side of the blender. Serve in a tall glass and garnish with coconut or a cherry.

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Nutrition Facts

79 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 20.5g; fat 1g; sodium 8.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2013
A very basic refreshing smoothie with a convoluted name. Made this with optional coconut. Without either of the optional ingredients this smoothie would be rather ho-hum. I think the three reviews preceding mine over a 3 year period is a function of the odd name given to this recipe since it does not pull up in a ingredient search of smoothies or under AR s Banana Smoothies collection. That s a shame because you can make a tasty smoothie clean-up the blender and be out the door with it in less than 5 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2012
This is a very refreshing cocktail for a hot weather. Following the recipe I realized it needs a little sugar for me. I added 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar and it was perfect. I tried to add a little coconut milk for the next portion and liked it too. The cocktail is close to refreshing iced drinks with fruit flavor that serve some bars at the beach. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2011
this was really quick and refreshing. it's not too heavy or sweet Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2010
THIS IS VERY REFRESHING. I LIKED THAT IT IS NOT TOO SWEET. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2016
I loved this. I made it without the optional ingredients and it was a good refreshing drink for the sweltering hear. I'll definitely make this again. Read More