Lucas is currently obsessed with smoothies. Every morning he gets up and ask to “push the button!” He says it over and over until I give in. I was doing a lot of fruit and veggie smoothies but wanted something with a bit more fat and protein (because my skinny mini needs it AND because it helps me stay full longer).
I got this idea from a smoothie on my BikiniBodyMommy Meal Plan subscription (and no, I don’t think I’m a bikini body mommy – it’s a mommy who creates 90 day workout challenges and meal plans and I love her!). I modified it to be more Lucas-friendly!
What you’ll need:
- 1 banana
- 5 or 6 large strawberries
- 1/3 cup peanut butter (I use an all-natural brand that really needs to be stirred so it’s less thick than Jif or or a similar brand)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 handfuls of ice
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and “push the button!”
Blend until smooth. Divide among two glasses (or if your kid is like mine – 3/4 for them and a sip or two for mommy!).
This really has a been a huge hit in our house. When he was teething and not really eating anything other than smoothies I even thought to put a scoop of coconut oil in it for extra fat and calories!
I hope you (and your little ones) enjoy this as much as we do!