Sometimes playing around in the kitchen can be a supremely serendipitous event.
I wanted something cold and creamy but slurpy, reminiscent of iced coffee, but with a few spices thrown in, and this was the result.
Cardamom is totally the kicker in this recipe. You can buy it pre-ground or buy pods and grind your own for an even more exhilarating experience.
Iced Cinnamon Cardamom Banana Shake
1 frozen ripe banana
1 ripe banana
1-1.5 cups water
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cardamom ground
½ vanilla bean (or ½ tsp vanilla)
Directions: Make sure your bananas are nice and ripe (ie. spotty). If you use unripe bananas not only will it give you a tummy ache, you will also have to add a sweetener to the recipe.
Into your blender put the chopped frozen banana and unfrozen banana, water, cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla bean. Blend and enjoy! 🙂
Warning – This recipe may cause spontaneous smiling after consumption 😉
Let me know how you like this recipe. Are there other spices you enjoy in shakes like this? I love it when you leave a comment and share your thoughts and ideas…