I’ve been making a conscious effort to add more Thailand-friendly whole food prebiotics to my diet. One way to achieve this is to eat more green bananas. Green bananas are about as commonplace as dirt in this country, with a price tag to match. Problem is though, who really wants to eat one? To find a way to answer that question with the words, “I do,” I’ve been spending time with my blender on Operation: Green Banana Smoothies.
This below is an adaptation of recipe I found on Goop for a salted caramel smoothie – the sweetness and caramel effect is supplied by dates. I reduced the vanilla and dates somewhat though, as I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, and added green bananas and inulin to bestow it with prebiotic power.
It’s also a Plant Paradox friendly recipe, as I am eating that way more often than not these days.
If you are looking to add more prebiotics to your diet, and especially if you live in a place filled with bananas, this tasty beverage could appeal to you, too.
- 1/3 cup chopped medjool dates
- 3/4 cup chopped green bananas
- 1 cup fresh coconut milk
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp inulin optional
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!