I’m not a big fan of milk. Probably because years ago my babysitter MADE me drink milk with my after-school snack. My stomach still churns when I think about it. Yuck!
Another reason I stay away from cow’s milk is because I’m not convinced that it’s beneficial to the human body, despite the campaign from the National Dairy Council, “Milk: It does a body good.” Many studies have shown that milk actually does a body bad. I’m not going to go into all the negative repercussions of dairy consumption, but the evidence as to why you shouldn’t drink it is powerful.
On the Daniel Fast, no animal products of any kind are allowed, including milk. For some of you, this is a true sacrifice indeed. You miss your daily glass of snowy white wonder! Well, don’t despair. Today’s recipe will encourage you. Banana Milk is a healthy replacement for cow’s milk, made with bananas, water, and cinnamon. Plus, it’s completely Daniel Fast friendly. Once you taste this sweet alternative to regular milk, you might never go back to the other stuff!
2 very ripe bananas, peeled
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Use immediately.
Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 8 ounces or 1 cup)