Banana Milk: The Vegan Milk You Need To Know About
What is banana milk? This plant-based milk is taking over the grocery store shelves– and for good reason, it’s delicious. This vegan milk is the perfect dairy-free & nut-free option with really great nutritional value.
Banana milk is simply created by combining ripe bananaa and water– and that’s really it. Some recipes or store-bought banana milks will add in sweeteners, spices, or flavorings, but banana milk is quite tasty without add-ins. The bananas are peeled, chopped, and blended with water or plant-based milk until the lumps are thinned. The result? A creamy and nutritious banana milk!
*Note that the results will not be thick like a smoothie, but thinner with a more watery texture.
Here’s a quick recipe:
2 cups water (or you can use another plant-based milk)
**optional, cinnamon, honey, maple syrup, or vanilla extract
Loaded with potassium, this plant-based milk could provide up to 9% of your daily value (if you drink a total of one medium banana), 25% of your daily value for vitamin B6, and 8% of the daily value for magnesium.
Drinking potassium and magnesium-rich milks can promote healthy blood pressure and even lower heart disease risk. Bananas are also a great source for vitamin B6 which can support brain development and immune function. Rich in fiber, banana milk can improve your gut health and improve digestion– which in turn can benefit your skin!
I love a splash of banana milk in my morning coffee or oatmeal. This sweet milk is perfect for smoothies, shakes, and lattes– but that’s not all I use it for. Banana milk makes the perfect dairy-free milk replacement for baking. Add it in pancakes (bonus points for banana pancakes), french toast, or muffins. Get creative with this fruity milk by substituting your daily milk with banana.
For more fun ways to use plant-based milk, read my article!
Banana milk also has known benefits for the skin. If you’re interested in loading your skin with potassium and antioxidants, try ESW Beauty’s new Avocado Banana Milk Plant-Based Milk Sheet Mask to restore your skin’s moisture barrier and promote glowing skin!