Saturday, August 22, 2009

Come Mr. Tally Man, Tally Me Banana....

"The true origin of Bananas, world's most popular fruit, is found in the region of Malaysia. By way of curious visitors, bananas traveled from there to India where they are mentioned in the Buddhist Pali writings dating back to the 6th century BCE. In his campaign in India in 327 BCE, Alexander the Great relished his first taste of the banana, an usual fruit he saw growing on tall trees. He is even credited with bringing the banana from India to the Western world. According to Chinese historian Yang Fu, China was tending plantations of bananas in 200 CE. These bananas grew only in the southern region of China and were considered exotic, rare fruits that never became popular with the Chinese masses until the 20th century."

And now for something tasty!

Banana Smoothie

1 banana
1 cup cold milk
1 egg
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


In a blender, combine banana, milk, egg, wheat germ, honey, vanilla and nutmeg. Blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass and serve.


  1. Love bananas my favorite is apple bananas

  2. Sounds like a wonderful drink for the summer! Yummy!

  3. I love bananas, especially when they are in something. Actually I think I like them better that way instead of eating them "straight!":)

  4. Oh, that sounds YUMMY! Great end of summer treat for the kids!

  5. Oddly enough, my husband and I really dislike bananas, yet our kids are crazy about them. LOL

    I can't even stand the makes me a little queasy.

    And yep...everybody thinks I'm weird because of this. ;)

    Loved the history though...I had no idea!