Black Sesame Banana Milk: An Icy, Refreshing, Summer Beverage

Black Sesame Banana Milk Summer is here! The temperatures are rising and it’s time for smoothies and icy beverages. This afternoon, I returned from my walk to the market in 92 degree F heat with a backpack full of fruits and veggies and a strong urge for something thick and cold to drink. I decided to use the speckled banana and some rice milk with an Asian twist.

For a healthier alternative to shakes, I choose to blend my ice milks with rice, soy, or some other nut milk. When I was in my early twenties and milk liked me better, I’d use skim milk. Any milky liquid works well as a base.

Black Sesame Banana Milk
1 ½ cups milk
1 banana
¼ cup black sesame seeds (you can add more or less as your taste dictates)
ice cubes, enough to make it as thick and icy as you like
1 tsp agave syrup or honey (only if you are using unsweetened milk, usually the banana is sweet enough)

Into a blender pour the milk, add the banana, sesame seeds and a few ice cubes. Blend it until the sesame seeds have becomes liquefied into the milk. Taste it and see if you need any sweetener. If you want a thicker beverage, add more ice cubes and blend some more.

That’s it. It’s simple, tasty and very quick to prepare. Try it and let me know what you think.

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8 comments to Black Sesame Banana Milk: An Icy, Refreshing, Summer Beverage

  • Ben

    Here in Ohio we’ve been having some amazing weather, but we still like our frozen treats and beverages, it’s the spirit of summer, right? That shake sounds really good with the black sesame.

  • Have you tried the recipe yet? I’d love to hear what you think. I was influenced by those yummy Asian treats with black sesame. They are a regular occurrence here during the summer.

    Green Tea Lady

  • Finally, a tea lover who’s quite interested in health foods also! Shh, don’t tell anyone but I’m concerned about the rest of the tea people online who don’t always eat right! Thank God you can substitute grain and nut milks in most smoothies for the cow’s milk. Black sesame? Sounds like “the real thing.”

  • Thank you, kindred spirit! I happen to live in a really great little city that feels the same way I do, so finding healthy options comes easily. I’ve visited friends and relatives in other parts of the country and world with precious few choices. The first time I experienced black sesame seeds in food, they were combined with cow milk. Clearly, something had to be done. *grin* Thanks for your support!

    Green Tea Lady

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