Mexican Banana Shake (Liquado)
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Banana Licuado (Batido) Recipe

Classic Mexican licuado (batido) prepared with banana, milk, cinnamon, and sugar. Similar to a smoothie but not as thick. A quick nutritious breakfast at home or on the run. Super easy to make and less than 5 minutes of prep time.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Banana Batido Recipe, Banana Licuado Recipe, How to Make Banana Licuado
Servings: 4 10 oz. glasses
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Andrés Carnalla


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 4 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. real vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 cinammon sticks for garnish optional


  • Blend the banana, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon for 1 minute until frothy.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.


  • If you prefer a thicker licuado, blend with 1 cup of ice.
  • Optional: Add 1/4 cup rolled oats when blending.
  • You can substitute the fruit of your choice for the banana and it will be great too.


Serving: 10oz. glass | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 104mg | Sugar: 45g