To my delight, this shake is more vanilla than banana. I made this to cure a craving my husband was having. I think one of the keys is to use a less ripe frozen banana. The less ripe the less banana flavor. This recipe was the answer to my previously SAD eater husband when he told me he was REALLY craving a vanilla milkshake. It's not just delicious, it also provides great energy and usable protein! Check out other recipes at http://reneegoesraw.wordpress.com/
This was my favorite dish at a raw vegan potluck I attended, made by the hostess who ever-so-greatly shared her recipe. She says she celebrates Christmas with this dish. It's a quick and easy recipe that doesn't require a whole bunch of exotic ingredients and equipment. She originally suggests to use 1/2 teaspoon of salt - I used less than that and still found it too salty, so I would suggest starting out with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and take it from there. She also adds 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the yam / sweet potato mix but I didn't use any. The mixture is soft but it does somewhat hold its shape. I did a quick calorie estimate for those interested and it comes out to about 2400 calories, so that comes out to about 480/400 calories for each piece a 5/6-serving dish. For a picture of the Sweet Potato Casserole, go to: http://nocrapdiet.wordpress.com/s-recipes-rawism/. Enjoy! =)
*Update* I found out that what I was using was a Sweet Potato and not a Yam, so I made the change. Btw I think it's weird how someone rated this recipe with 2 stars only a moment after I posted it...