Once upon a time, I had overripe bananas on the counter. I was planning to give milk to the children at breakfast anyway, so I just blendered the bananas in the milk. I put it in cups with straws which makes my children deliriously happy.
I was pleased to have an easy, nutritious breakfast drink. Sometimes I use kefir or yogurt instead of milk. It's a nice way to tempt lagging appetites in a heat wave as the cool drink slurps down so easily. Also, you can toss overripe bananas directly into the freezer and they could be used in this drink or in baked goods.
I used to think smoothies needed 10 ingredients, 1 of them kale, and at least 5 others bought at the health food store. I'm not fond of a smoothie as a meal (I like chewing), so I serve banana milk as the fruit and dairy in the menu.
peanut butter toast
French toast (pictured above is pb&j French toast)
muffin (lemon poppyseed, oatmeal blueberry, rhubarb, etc.)