Move over nut milk, seed milk and oat milk! Another vegan milk is now trending this year – banana milk! This fruit-based dairy substitute sounds too good to be true, both in terms of taste and nutrition, and that’s probably because it is! Here’s why you should be jumping onto the bandwagon.
What is banana milk?
Technically speaking, it is milk made from the pulp of the banana. Easy to make, banana milk requires 1 finely chopped banana and a cup of water. If you like a little flavour, a pinch of vanilla or cinnamon can up the ante. Put it all together in a blender, and blend until you have a smooth milky liquid.
What are the benefits of banana milk?
Logistically, the ingredients are cheap, easily available and the milk itself is easy to make, taking just a few minutes. This is a direct contrast to other vegan milk. Also, banana milk comes with many health benefits of the banana. It is one of the richest sources of potassium, which boosts heart health, and replenishes lost electrolytes. It also contains vitamin B6 and vitamin C, both essential for nutrition. Banana milk is more fibre-rich than other vegan milk, aiding digestion. Also, while they are sweet, they tend to be on the lower end of the glycemic index, so a glass a day is ideal for good health.
How can you use it?
Banana milk can be drunk on its own since it is full of flavour. However, it can also be mixed with berries to make a great breakfast dish, blended with nuts and other fruits for a smoothie, or used in desserts as a healthy topping