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Papu’s Banana Smoothie

Papu was a little kid who grew up in The Gambia – and let me tell you, he was a right pain! He was commonly referred to as “SaiSai” (naughty, pest) but boy did he have a taste for good food!The simple recipe below is his special banana smoothie – this has been my secret since I was a kid, so use it with care! It’s thirst quenching, full of good fruit stuff and calcium.

5 Minutes



4 bananas, ripe

2 glasses of milk

1 glass of ice

1 lime

8 mint leaves, washed


1. Peel the bananas, and quickly cut into large disks.

2. Put the cut bananas, milk and half the ice in a blender.

3. Blend until smooth (2-3 minutes).

4. Add the juice of a lime.

5. Put the remaining ice into 4 glasses with 2 mint leaves in each glass.

6. Pour and enjoy immediately!

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