Saturday, August 22, 2009

Come Mr. Tally Man, Tally Me Banana!

"The true origin of Bananas, world's most popular fruit, is found in the region of Malaysia. By way of curious visitors, bananas traveled from there to India where they are mentioned in the Buddhist Pali writings dating back to the 6th century BCE. In his campaign in India in 327 BCE, Alexander the Great relished his first taste of the banana, an usual fruit he saw growing on tall trees. He is even credited with bringing the banana from India to the Western world. According to Chinese historian Yang Fu, China was tending plantations of bananas in 200 CE. These bananas grew only in the southern region of China and were considered exotic, rare fruits that never became popular with the Chinese masses until the 20th century."


And now for the fun part! You have to sing Day O while making the banana smoothie. Awwww, come on! Have some fun, will ya? ;)

Banana Smoothie

1 banana

1 cup cold milk

1 egg (optional)

1 tablespoon wheat germ

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


DIRECTIONS:

In a blender, combine banana, milk, egg, wheat germ, honey, vanilla and nutmeg. Blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass and serve.

16 comments:

Dustjacket Attic said...

Too funny honey, that would be so good for you too.
xoxo

Nora Johnson said...

Nutritious & delicious - what more can you ask of a cooling drink (it's still boiling here in Spain!)

Have a great Sunday!

xxLola:)
PS Have left Clive in sidebar for you!! xx

Zaroga said...

That sounds good. No bananas in the house :-(

I have a recipe for 'naner Pudding handed down for a couple of generations. One day I'll get it transferred to my blog :-)

Tracey said...

Sounds like a perfect way to start a Sunday morning! Love the easy recipe. And love the Song "Day O". REmember it in Beetlejuice??

Domestic Witch said...

hahah my hubby loves that day-o song but hates bananas.

Dawn said...

I love that song! LOL
How is that little tiny kitten doing? I've been thinking about him....
I do a whey/choco/banana smoothie every other day before my workout session. I love them!

Heather said...

yum-O! now that song is stuck in my head. i'll be singing it at the pool today, lol!

Melissa said...

You are a nut, or should I say a banana?

You made me laugh.

Happy Sunday!

Melissa

Anya said...

I love bananas Michelle,
i eat it almost every day :)

hugs & purss to all =^.^=

Kathleen said...

This sounds yummy...I plan to make myself one this afternoon. Hugs, Kathleen

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I just bought a bag of bread bananas and made the best chocolate banana bread ever! Come over and check out the recipe!

Patti said...

Yum!!! And how about banana bread with those chocolate chips you had pictured! Have a great week~

Maris said...

LOL cute title!

TeresaR said...

I read an article on the precariousness of bananas in the Smithsonian, but they never mentioned this origin. How neat; thanks, Michelle! xo

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my favorite are bananas for sure! Your smoothie recipe sounds delicious.
I'm having fun singing to this cute song you've got playing!
I always think of that scene in Bettlejuice. LOL!

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

Oh yum! Love smoothies, they are so good for you and taste great too!