I guess this could be considered a milkshake recipe, or even a smoothie recipe, but calling it a frappe just sounds so sophisticated.  Peach and banana are a perfect combination, and this is a great use for bananas that are turning brown.  Just peel them, cut into a few chunks, and freeze in a ziploc bag until you’re ready to make this.  You can also make it without freezing the banana.

I have fun with the different fruit nectars at our local Latino market.  I can usually get a box like this for under $2.  It’s not 100% juice and has added sugar, so I use it in small amounts for cooking or mixing in things.  Apricot nectar makes a great chicken marinade with some vinegar and salt, guava nectar is amazing in smoothies!

This is a refreshing start to the morning, especially right before going to work on the new house.  Yesterday I tore out the walls around the bathtub.  We finally decided to put in cement walls and tile them, boy am I glad we made that decision!  First of all, as I started pulling the walls away I found mold on the back of a lot of the drywall, so we’ll be scrubbing the 2x4s down and spraying with some anti mold stuff.

Then, as I pulled off the wall with the handles and tub faucet, I found a bunch of torn up newspaper spiraled into a little nest.  “Oh great!” I thought, they used to have a mouse or rat in here.  With thoughts of hantavirus running through my head, I donned mask, goggles and gloves, sprayed everything down with bleach water, and began using a paper towel to scoop up poop and nest pieces.  Suddenly…

…I felt something squirming beneath my hand!  I yanked my hand out as I screamed like a little girl!  There was a loud plop as whatever kind of rodent it was jumped down a hole I couldn’t see.  My heart was beating a mile a minute, not because I’m scared of rodents (I’ve had them a pets before), but because I got startled out of my mind!  I immediately rushed off to buy a couple traps because the back of the wall you see there is my kitchen, and I’m not having a mouse or rat that close to my kitchen when I start bringing food in.  Ah, home ownership!

Banana Peach Frappe Recipe

serves 2


1 cup peach nectar
1 brown banana
1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
1/4 cup orange juice


Put all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.  Optional: garnish glasses with a peach slice.

Approximate cost/serving: only about $1.80 to make the whole thing so 90 cents a glass.

Vegetarian/gluten free: Yes and yes, I wonder if you could even use rice ice cream to make it vegan!

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