I love bananas in nearly every form that a banana can be utilized, including beauty products (Tony Moly Banana Hand Milk), as in ingredient (Bananas Foster is my favorite dessert of life), as well as enjoying a banana in its pure form. I’ll wait while you quickly recall the line in “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani. Regarding fresh bananas, I LOVE them when they’re on the turn, which is a fancy way of saying half ripe. They’re half green, half yellow, still firm, and not overly sweet yet. They are a perfect snack or quick breakfast if you’re really on the go. However, I never knew you could drink bananas…until now.
I came across Banana Water a few weeks ago, and I was intrigued. This particular beverage is produced by Steuben Foods Inc., which also produces a Horchata drink, as well as a drinkable milkshake-type product from Cold Stone Ice Cream. Each Banana Water has as much potassium as two bananas, no added colors or sugars, only about seventy calories per bottle, and comes in three flavors: original, mango, and passion fruit.
I’m a firm believer in the “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” motto, so the original banana is my favorite flavor, but the mango is a pretty close second. The bottles are aseptic (no need for refrigeration), but they have an extra kick of refreshment when consumed cold. It tastes lightly sweet, and the original flavor has more of a “starchy” taste than the other ones, but not in a bad way; the way a half ripe banana would. Get out there and try it for yourselves, you may find this product quite ap-peel-ing!