Banaynays on the brain

Illustration by SERENE LUSANO

The website EcoWatch recently ran a headline claiming banana milk is the newest alternative to milk. While it sounds less exotic than hazelnut or oat milk, the recipe—essentially a watered-down banana smoothie—is simple and only takes a few minutes to make. One frozen banana, one cup of water, one-quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of salt went into the blender, as instructed. Out came a frothy, refreshing beverage and an inner voice proclaiming that this is how all bananas henceforth ought to be consumed. Subsequently, there was tinkering with the recipe, including reducing the amount of cinnamon by half (or less) and adding vanilla—a quarter of a teaspoon to a teaspoon, depending on taste. Or get really banaynay and add cocoa powder for a chocolate-banana beverage. Check out the article at
for a tip on how to make that “milk” taste like “banana bread in a mug.”