Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are always a huge hit with my daughter. It is such an easy way to give her a great healthy snack and make it fun for the both of us! Give this a shot and I can guarantee your little one will love it!

My basic recipe: Banana Berry PB&YO

  • 1 full banana
  • 3 strawberries
  • small handful of blueberries
  • 4oz yogurt
  • Tablespoon peanut butter
  • splash of almond milk

I do all organic ingredients but that is up to you. Chop up the banana in about 3-4 chunks- toss in blender. Cut off tops of strawberries, chop up strawberries- toss in blender. Toss in the blueberries, yogurt, and peanut butter. I always start off with a small splash of almond milk (or regular milk if you want) so that I can keep the texture right. Blend on a low speed for about 10 seconds and then blend on a high speed. If the smoothie is too thick, add another splash of milk and blend again. Then ENJOY!

This smoothie is great because your little one (or you) is getting a fruit serving, a diary serving, and protein! Not to mention it's a healthy snack, taste amazing, and who doesn't love smoothies?!

On the days my daughter is being picky with veggies, I hide some carrots, tomatoes, green peppers, etc. in with the fruit. As long as you choose 1-2 veggies per 2-3 fruits, the veggie flavor should be masked pretty well and your little one wont even noticed!

Thanks for reading! Please feel free to comment with any questions. :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy, plus I like that there is protein without having to eat meat!!