Big A loves fruit smoothies. The problem is that Little D doesn’t. In fact, he’s not a big fan of fruit overall, especially the really sweet kind like strawberries and oranges (this bums me out but that’s a topic for another post). The teachers at his preschool are amazed that he turns his nose up to juice.
What Little D really loves is nuts. One day in the store, he grabbed a bag of nuts and yelled “Yummy Nuts!” So needless to say he loves peanut butter. So while making smoothies the other day, I also made a batch using banana, milk and peanut butter. While Little D refused to try it, Big A’s friend couldn’t get enough. And I’m sure after a few more tries he’ll take to it. If not, I’ll drink it!
Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothies
(makes about 2 1/2 cups — serving is 6 ounces)
-1 cup low fat milk
-2 Tbsp. Peanut butter
-2 Tbsp. flax meal or wheat germ
-1 cup of ice (about 5 large cubes)
Directions: Blend all the ingredients in a blender!
Nutrition (with flaxmeal): 117 calories, 5g protein, 2g fiber, 7.5g sugar, 6g fat
% Daily Value: 9% calcium, 12% phosphorus, 8% potassium, 9% riboflavin, 10% magnesium, 10% vitamin B6