Introduction: Banana Pecan Smoothie

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About five years ago one of my family members was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  The doctor had mentioned that he should not drink milk.  This includes ice cream and many other milk products. The recent contest "Raw Food recipes"  inspired me to come up with a solution.  A diabetic can eat bananas,  however the doctor recommended green bananas.  We have a pecan tree in our yard and have plenty of pecans. This recipe is a Banana Pecan Smoothie.  

Step 1: Recipe

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Ingredients:
  • 1 green banana.
  • 1 Cup raw  pecan milk, or raw almond milk.
  • Sweeten according to taste ( using Agave Nectar.)
  • Several ice cubes from filtered water.
  • 2 Pecan halves.
The next time I make this I will cut up the banana and put it in the freezer until it is frozen.
If you wish to make your own pecan milk here is my link to that page: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Raw-Pecan-Milk/  

 

Step 2: Utensils

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What you need:
  • Blender
  • Glass
  • Spatula
  • Straw
  • Spoon optional 

Step 3: Blend Ingredients

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Method:
  • 1 cup raw Pecan milk.
  • Break up one banana and drop it in the blender.
  • Add to taste:  Agave Nectar.
  • Blend well.

Step 4: Serve

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Serve:
  • Pour Smoothie into a wine glass or regular drinking glass.
  • Garnish with pecan halves.
  • Serve chilled with a straw.

Step 5: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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This was the first time that I have served this beverage and it was a big hit.  We will be drinking a lot of these and my family member won't feel like he is missing out on the things he used to love.  

Thank you for stopping by and do have a wonderful fall day!

Sunshiine

Comments

SGT. Desert (author)2012-08-25

tasty :D tanks for sharing

sunshiine (author)SGT. Desert2012-08-25

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Sunshiine

SGT. Desert (author)sunshiine2012-08-25

Tasty

WhateverForever (author)2011-11-13

Very tasty treat. I love it.

The dcotor was wrong, BTW. Milk and sugar are no different than any other carbohydrate. If consumed moderately, they have no adverse effects in diabetics.

Trust me, I'm a diabetologist who has diabetes. Get another face to face opinion.

I will check that out! My guy sure misses his cereal. Thanks for commenting. Have a super day!
Sunshiine

Here is a great lecture from TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTpMQtNfPek

Thanks I will take a look. Maybe add it to my instructable! Have a super day!
Sunshiine

By the way, what do you consider moderate? He keeps his numbers all good according to the blood test. Thanks.
Sunshiine

onrust (author)2011-11-13

OMG! Sinful pleasures..... and with a pecan shortage on! Love it :)

sunshiine (author)onrust2011-11-13

onrust, There are no shortages of pecans here. We still have some left from last year! Thanks for commenting and have a super Sunday! Smiley back! Sunshiine

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