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Vegan Banana Bread Shakes with Homemade Walnut Milk

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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2 -4


Walnut Milk

  • 1 cup raw walnuts, soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 3 cups filtered water

Banana Bread Shakes

  • 3 cups walnut milk
  • 2 cups sliced bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • ice (optional)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs


Walnut Milk

  • Drain the soaked walnuts and place them in an upright blender. Add the filtered water to the blender. Blend the mixture on high for about 2 minutes, or until you have a fluid, creamy "milk." Strain the milk with a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl or pitcher. Push the walnut pulp in the strainer with the back of a spoon to get all of the milk out. Pour the strained milk into a sealable container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • The milk will separate, so just shake it every time you use it. Milk keeps in the fridge for about a week.

Banana Bread Shakes

  • In an upright blender, combine the walnut milk, sliced bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla powder and maple syrup (and ice, if using). Blend on high until you have a creamy and smooth mixture. Add the cacao nibs and blend for 10 seconds more--just so that you have little cacao "chips" throughout the drink.
  • Pour the banana bread shakes into glasses and garnish with toppings if you like. Serve cold.


Recipe Notes

  • Walnut milk inspired by Emily Von Euw's 100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks
  • You could definitely fill this out with a bit of protein powder and other superfood-y goodies to make this more breakfast-appropriate. It totally drinks like dessert :)
Creamy and rich vegan banana bread shakes that taste like dessert with healthy ingredients like walnuts, warming spices and cacao nibs.