Happy #NationalCappuccinoDay fellow-foodies!
Bananas are one of the absolute worst items in your pantry for turning brown before you've had a chance to eat them. All food waste is deplorable, but bananas are so darn tasty that it's even more of a travesty!
But, on the upside: did you know that bananas can be a substitute coffee creamer? I know right. Heavy stuff.
Many folks who adore all things caffeinated face the challenge of ordering drinks that are also dairy-free, or vegan, at regular cafes and retailers. Rather than waste your hard-earned cash at the nearest Starbucks, try making your own dairy-free, vegan cappuccino!
So in honor of this sacred - nay, holy - day, let us bow our heads... over a tasty mug of frothy, caffeinated goodness! Let's start brewing!
Step One: The Coffee
Brew whatever you would normally brew, coffee, espresso, decaf coffee - whatever you want!
Step Two: The Banana
Add that caffeine into your best blender.
Add the banana to the mix (with a dash of maple syrup if you're nasty).
* Optional: add sweetener (maple syrup, chocolate syrup, honey, brown sugar, Stevia, etc).
Step Three: The Blender
Blend until you can no longer see any banana lumps and you're satisfied that this fruit is no more (hail the glorious dead).
Step Four: The Mug
Pour the mixture into your favorite wide-brim mug and watch your dairy-free foam rise to the top! It's like a science experiment - but one you can drink!
Step Five: Peelin' Better?
Drink up! The banana acts as a perfect vegan milk-froth replacement, with a healthful dose of potassium and magnesium thrown in, free of charge. Vegan doesn't have to mean yucky!