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Banana Colada
This cooling summer drink is a great way to use up ripened bananas. Just slice the bananas and put them in a plastic freezer bag and they will be there when you need them. Enjoy!
Banana Colada Prep and Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Freezing Time: 8 hours

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 TBS lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fine grated coconut
  • 2 heaping cups of frozen bananas (about 4 bananas), sliced into 1/4-inch rounds before freezing

Directions:

  1. Add lime juice and some of the coconut milk to a blender. If the bananas are frozen together pull them apart before adding them quickly one at a time through the feed tube.
  2. Stop the blender and scrape the ingredients down. Add more coconut milk and scrape down the mixture as needed to keep the mixture moving through the blender.
  3. Add grated coconut and run the blender, stopping it as soon as the bananas are blended. If blending goes on too long the mixture will get warm and runny rather than cool and creamy.
Serves 2

Nutritional Profile

Banana Colada
1.00 serving
(340.71 grams)
Calories: 277

NutrientDRI/DV

 fiber37%

 copper33%



Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart

In order to better help you identify recipes that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Recipe Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the recipes that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which Banana Colada is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will find a table that explains these qualifications). If a nutrient is not listed in the chart, it does not necessarily mean that the recipe doesn't contain it. It simply means that the nutrient is not provided in a sufficient amount or concentration to meet our rating criteria. (To view this recipe's in-depth nutritional profile that includes values for dozens of nutrients - not just the ones rated as excellent, very good, or good - please use the link below the chart.) To read this chart accurately, you'll need to glance back up to see the ingredients used in the recipe and the number of serving sizes provided by the recipe. Our nutrient ratings are based on a single serving. For example, if a recipe makes 4 servings, you would be receiving the nutrient amounts listed in the chart by eating 1/4th of the combined ingredients found in the recipe. Now, returning to the chart itself, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value (DV%) that this amount represents, the nutrient density that we calculated for this recipe and nutrient, and the rating we established in our rating system. For most of our nutrient ratings, we adopted the government standards for food labeling that are found in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling." Read more background information and details of our rating system.

Banana Colada
1.00 serving
340.71 grams
Calories: 277

NutrientAmountDRI/DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
fiber9.26 g372.4good
copper0.30 mg332.2good
vitamin C24.25 mg322.1good
potassium1034.66 mg301.9good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Banana Colada

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