Chickoo Banana Smoothie Recipe

Frozen Chickoo!

Frozen Chickoo!

Chickoo is an excellent source of iron, fiber and calcium. Found in mostly warm, tropical climates it’s popular throughout South Asia and Latin America. They have a circular shape with a rough feeling skin. The fruit’s color on the inside varies from orange to near brown. The flavor can range from very mild and creamy to candy like sweet. This pre-sliced bag of frozen chickoo was purchased at Patel Brothers for $1.79. Note: You’ll see name variations at Asian grocery stores such as chikoo, chiku or sapota.

In the recipe below, the frozen chickoo provides contrast to the banana by adding a pleasant graininess not unlike pear, a touch of sweet and almost a malty (some say chocolate-y) taste. It’s a great addition to my regular post-run smoothie.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
“Cook” Time: 1 minute
Servings: 2
1 large banana (peeled and broken into a few pieces)
2.5 chickoo (10 quarters: frozen is pre-sliced)
8 oz milk (I prefer almond or coconut)
6 ice cubes
1 scoop protein powder (I used vitamin shoppe soy protein powder, non-gmo)
Optional: Add sugar, agave, or honey if desired

Pat yourself on the back for completing your run. Throw ingredients into blender. Liquefy until blended well. Pour into 2 tumblers. Enjoy.

7 comments on “Chickoo Banana Smoothie Recipe

  1. Hmm interesting, never tried chickoo but I’ll keep an eye out for it now!

  2. Thanks for liking my post about Thai advertising, Raj! Have you been to Thailand? More importantly, does “creative” advertising reel you in?

    Ah, so that’s chickoo. Is it a common ingredient in falooda?

    • No problem. Thailand is on the top of my list of places to visit. I definitely get sucked in by creative ads or exaggerated ads like the one in your post. (Crustacean as large as the chef)

      Chickoo ice cream is sometimes used in falooda! You’ve given me a craving! Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy your posts.

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