Like many others I have gone on a smoothie kick and as much as much as I have cringed from time to time when adding ingredients I have to say that so far (operative words here…”so far” 😉 ) they have all tasted amazing!!
I am a huge proponent of smoothies as a snack for your little ones as it gives them all that good stuff they often don’t want to otherwise eat. And if they like Peanut butter and bananas….you’re in like flint with this one!
One thing I like to do because I like thicker smoothies and not watered down ones; instead of using ice I freeze the yogurt in ice-cube trays and pop them out as I need them. And maybe keep one aside to just drop in at the end if I want that added chill. You can use whatever yogurt you like but after trying a few different ones I find that I prefer Greek yogurt 0%.
I also chop up the banana ahead of time and on a parchment lined cookie sheet I slice them up and freeze them. Once frozen I transfer them to zip bags in the freezer. It is by far the easiest way to get to the banana for smoothies.
I almost feel like Im cheating a bit when I make this one because it is so tasty!
This recipe makes one smoothie – adult size as in the picture. For your little ones you’d be good to separate it.
- 5 frozen yogurt cubes ( or 1/2 Greek yogurt)
- 1 small sliced frozen banana
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 packed cup of baby spinach
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender and blend like mad!! I personally don’t like is a lumpy smoothie so in order to break up the banana and the frozen yogurt I realllllly blend it. 🙂
Enjoy and I’d love to hear what you and/or your family think!