Dyspraxia-Friendly Banana Smoothie Recipe

Updated: Aug 28

BY CHANTALLE GUDDARAN


 

Do you ever go to a grocery store and buy yourself a bunch of bananas, thinking you’ll start eating them regularly? Then, you go ahead and buy it, but days pass and you have not eaten a single one. Now, you’re left with overripe bananas and do not know what to do with them. Truth be told, this has happened to me one too many times. Sometimes, I lose my appetite for them or forget that I bought them. The bottom line, when I buy bananas from the store, I always end up with overripe bananas. What I like to do, instead of throwing them out, is make banana smoothies, a great and easy way to avoid throwing and make eating bananas more exciting.


What’s great about these banana smoothies is they can be enjoyed at any time, during any period of the day. Whether you need a refreshing drink during these hot, summer days or a quick pick-me-up to continue with your busy schedule, this quick and easy, dyspraxia-friendly banana smoothie recipe is for you.

 

Banana Smoothie Recipe



Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Servings: 2

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of bananas

  • 1 cup plain yogurt (vegan option: 1 plant-based yogurt like coconut or almond yogurt)

  • ½ cup milk (vegan option: 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk or oat milk)

  • 2 teaspoons of sugar or honey (vegan option: ¼ teaspoon of vanilla)

 

Instructions

Put all the ingredients into the blender and blend until everything is smooth and mixed well. Add more milk for a waterier consistency.

 

Banana Smoothie Recipe Tips

  • Frozen bananas—for banana smoothies, I recommend freezing the bananas before making the smoothie for it to be colder and thicker, something that would be perfect during the hot, summer days. To freeze the banana until it is solid, it usually takes about 4 hours. To those of us who have trouble managing our time, use a timer. You can use any timer, be it a kitchen timer or the timer on your phone.

  • Use already-sliced bananas—shaky hands and a knife is a recipe for disaster. I recommend buying and using already-sliced bananas to avoid having to use a knife. It’s very important keep us healthy but it is also as important to keep ourselves safe.

  • Use your hands for measurements—some of us may have difficulty using measuring cups or using precise measurements. One trick I learned is that an average woman’s palm size is about ½ cup, a fist is 1 cup, a thumb is one tablespoon, and an index finger is 1 teaspoon.

  • Add protein, fiber, or nutrients—this recipe is customizable and can be tailored to fit your needs. On the way to the gym? Add protein powder. Planning to go on a diet? Add fiber (like oats) to make you feel fuller. Want more nutrients in your diet? Add strawberries or mangoes, even leafy greens.