Healthy and banana cream pie? Riiiight! This smoothie has to be too good to be true. But since there’s no actual cream in the recipe, maybe… Lots of vanilla, in the form of almond milk, Greek yogurt, wafer cookies, and extract. This sounds promising. Add cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg with bananas (of course!), and I think we might have something here.
Thick and creamy, this healthy smoothie tastes just like a slice of banana cream pie!
Nothing on the ingredients list was hard to find or expensive. I did notice a lot of vanilla, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Two teaspoons of vanilla extract did have me a little concerned since it has an alcohol taste to it, but I put that aside.
Another ingredient that caught my attention was the freshly grated nutmeg. I first tried it a few years ago by accident. I sent my husband to the grocery store with nutmeg on the list. I’m thinking of the little jar of ground nutmeg; he came home with a tiny plastic bag of whole nutmeg. Huh? I’m not one to waste food, so I got out my grater and started grating. I don’t remember what for, but it was far, far (FAR!) better than the stuff in the jar. Minor effort, major taste.
Frozen bananas in smoothies are a new thing for me, and I like it. I sliced up the bananas, popped them into a sandwich bag, and then into the freezer. Perfectly portioned when I was ready for my smoothie and no worrying about them turning brown on the counter.
Even early in the morning and half asleep, I found this recipe easy to make. I love single-step directions at that time of the day! I had two smoothies blended in 5 minutes (about 3 cups total), and I was a happy camper.