2011-11-06

Banana and Mastiha Blast Nog




Hello there! How are you today? Another week is starting..
The weather was gorgeous this weekend in Toronto and we had a really good time walking by the lake..
Today I'm giving you a simple smoothie recipe made with famous Chios Mastiha..
Mastiha is a resinous sap that comes from mastic trees in the island of Chios. Back in Greece the traditional way is to use mastiha for dessert recipes. The last 10 years, mastiha has gain it's place in savoury recipes as well..
So go ahead, try Chios Mastiha and start your day with this delicious and healthy banana smoothie..


Ingredients ( Serves 2)

2 tears Chios mastiha
2  ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
3 tablespoons honey
4 ice cubes

Directions

Use a cup, add the mastiha tears, a pinch of granulated sugar and smash the tears using a wooden spoon. Stir well.
Peel the bananas and cut them into chunks. Place them in a blender, add the mastiha dust, milk, yoghurt, honey and ice cubes. Whirl until creamy and serve in punch cups.

Learn more about Chios Mastiha

Enjoy!!!

4 comments:

  1. Mastic has such a distinct but refreshing fragrant. I cant get enough of it! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  2. I just read about Chios mastiha (I've never heard of it before), and wow... it's so interesting and I'd love to try smelling this special aroma! I'm so curious about this drink right now!

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  3. Thank you very much friends for posting your comments,
    Anh there's more recipes to come with mastic, I hope you like them!
    Nami O think that you will love mastiha, you know I heard a rumor that Japanese scientist came to Chios Island to learn about the tree, they took seeds and trees so they could plant them in Japan but I guess the climate didn't allow the production of mastiha..
    You can see the island and read more about this incident here..
    http://hert1302.pixnet.net/blog/post/17322440-chios%3A-the-mastic-island

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  4. Hi There! I have never seen such a drink with mastiha! I am inspired! Just wanted to let you know that you can order all things Mastiha directly from the Cooperative's official shop in NYC - www.mastihashopny.com. You must call or email to make an order because the website isn't set up yet for Canadian provinces.

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