Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gulp, Gulp, Banana Milk is Coming!

Move over soy, almond, hemp, coconut and quinoa milk, the new 'non-dairy milk' alternative in town is banana milk. Unlike, the Korean Binggrae banana flavoured beverage, this BananaWave product is meant  to be used as a replacement for milk. Like most non-dairy milk alternatives, banana milk is made to have an appearance and texture similar to dairy-based milk.  As such, banana milk is lactose-free  since it is made from banana puree and water. When made commercially, it is fortified with a number of vitamins and minerals and may contain controversial thickeners like carrageenan.
Protein content of non-dairy milk alternatives

Bananas are a natural energy booster due to it being a carbohydrate rich fruit. It is also low in fat, protein and bone-building minerals such as calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus. Using non-fortified banana milk as a replacement for regular dairy-milk will pose a challenge depending on the function it serves in the diet. As a treat or snack or even post-workout snack, fortified or non-fortified banana milk will be fine. Even when fortified, banana 'milk' should be accompanied by a protein-rich food such as nuts, peanut powder, seeds, tofu, eggs etc.  to balance out the high carbohydrate content.

Nevertheless, until banana milk is commercially available in a store near you, try the non-fortified, home-made version:
Banana Milk ( Taste of Home)
1 large ripe banana
1 cup milk
1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash ground cinnamon, optional
Place the first four ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour into glasses; sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings

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