Is the taste of your protein shake just not cutting it for you? I had trouble downing any protein shakes before I learned about freezing bananas. One reason I started adding frozen bananas to my shakes was to help keep my shake cold, without the banana anytime I mixed a shake — even if I used cold water or cold milk, it seemed to get warm soon after mixing and was less than desirable. Another reason, simply put, it tasted better with it. If you don’t like bananas, you could try other fruit as well, I’ve tried some with frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, and some with mixed frozen berries. I didn’t care so much for those with seeds.
First, I’m going to start off with the banana freezing process.
- ripe bananas
- plastic bags
- permanent marker
Start with ripe bananas.
Peel the bananas. After I’ve peeled them I cut off any bad or bruised parts. And just guess as to how much of the banana is still good. Then I write with my permanent markie on the bags how much banana is in the bag. I try to keep each bag as 1 banana, sometimes I use fractions from the badly bruised ones. You can use the fractioned bags for shakes with other frozen fruits.
Then you will want to rip or cut each banana into chunks and put in its properly labeled bag. I found that is is much easier for the shakes to blend when the bananas are in smaller chunks.
Store them in the freezer until you are ready to use them.
Now, onto making the shake! Gather your ingredients.
You will need:
- 8-12 oz of milk of your choice depending on how thick or thin you like your shake
- 1 scoop of protein powder, I prefer chocolate
- frozen banana
Add the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. I have a Ninja blender and I love it! Pour you shake into a cup and enjoy!