Thursday, July 2, 2009

Coconut Almond Banana Milk

I want to tread lightly on earth today in my own wishful way to counter violence in the world. Now, I don’t want to give you the impression I’m a veggie loving tree hugger here. I am an ex-soldier, I understand war in ways. I understand our kind of war at least, the kind that leads to stopping violent people from destroying and killing innocent people.

This morning I opened the paper to the headline, “Militants put juice bars on front line” by Los Angeles Times reporter Mark Magnier. In Lahore Pakistan, juice bars are considered places of sin by Militant Islam because men and women are allowed to speak with each other there. These juice bars provide a place for young people to go, to talk, to relax. Well they would have anyway, except they have been bombed on many occasions.

In the past Lahore was a more tolerant city, until Islamic fundamentalist started to settle in. Now there is no longer peace or safety. I know the Western Countries can’t fight every battle, and this is another issue of unrest out of a great many. However, this is one that captures my thoughts. Perhaps because it’s about freedom and food, two things very important to me.

So, I went into my kitchen and made this breakfast milk, hoping it hurt few in the food chain and taking nothing for granted. Maybe just for today I can be a tree hugging hippie.

Coconut Almond Banana Milk
1 cup original Almond Breeze (found by the shelf stable soy milk)
½ cup canned coconut milk (stir together first)
2 very ripe frozen bananas, sliced somewhat thinly

Blend together in a blender on high speed for about a minute, or until blended and frothy. Serve immediately.

Makes about 2 servings

Recipe by Laura Flowers


16 comments:

sherri said...

Sounds like the perfect drink- you hippy you!

Ex-soldier? You rock!

girlichef said...

I'm a tree-hugging hippie, so... These sound amazing!!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Great I'll join you girlichef lol!

ButterYum said...

Yes, you do rock!
This will be a great drink to make in my new blender. Sounds yummy. Check out my bog... I did a variation of your shortbread.

Mary said...

I'll bet you enjoyed every sip. It's a tough world, Laura. Not every battle can be fought. Permission granted to hug a tree :-).

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds lovely. Nice tropical flavor. Thanks for sharing a bit of you.

Pink Little Cake said...

Hi Laura, this shake looks really yummy, it will just perfect for this saturday BBQ, mmy baby loves bananas a lot. I love this post, you really touch me.

foodcreate said...

Sounds amaziing and Tasty!

thanks for sharing your shakes!

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EMC said...

When I was a little girl I used to literally hug trees. They always looked like they had their arms open....


Perhaps instead of hugging a tree today I'll make this. Sounds less embarrassing.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Lol! I don't know, I'd love to see you hug a tree.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thank-you for visiting and the comments everyone.

Justine said...

Just wanted to say you have a great outlook on things, and come up with awesome recipes. Thank you for sharing both =)

finsmom said...

I would really like this - great recipe !

oneordinaryday said...

You don't have to be a tree hugging hippie to open your eyes to what's happening in our world. I felt like that watching/reading about the Iranian election. We can't begin to imagine how fortunate we are to live freely, when so many people do not.
Great post.
Michelle

Marta said...

Fantastic smoothie! I love anything with coconut! See, I had never thought of putting coconut in my smoothies, what a great idea you have given me Laura!

Jennifer said...

Im going to make this! I use almond milk regularly and have coconut milk well stocked! YUM! I can imagine how good it might be with a little cocoa too :)

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