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Smoothie Recipes make up some of my favorite blends. I don’t know how I ended up falling in love with smoothies, but I did when I was young. I think experimenting with the blender was the beginning of my love for mixing flavors together and simply ‘trying to figure it out’. As a child I found smoothie creations quick, easy and ‘doable’ and as a mom, I still do!
I’m glad my love for smoothies has been handed down to my kids. Although this recipe doesn’t include veggies, during their younger years I found smoothie recipes provided me the perfect opportunity to sneak in the extras they wouldn’t eat without them knowing. As they grew, I would tell them what they were drinking to help them open their minds to the “POWER” of a recipe & how a recipe could help them to eat healthy foods they sometimes wouldn’t eat alone.
I recently brought my childhood favorite, The Apple Banana Smoothie recipe to the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club and Max joined me to make it to share with all of you. I was excited that he liked it, because it turns out that Max is the official taste tester at his house, so I loved his ‘thumbs up’ approval on this one! Turns out Max is an avid smoothie maker himself & loves cooking right along side of his mom 🙂 = LOVE IT!
- 1 ½ cups Price Chopper fat free milk
- 1 apple
- 1 banana, frozen*
- 1 cup ice
- ¼ cup Price Chopper peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon Price Chopper honey
- 1 teaspoon Price Chopper vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon Price Chopper cinnamon
- Wash and peel the apple. Core the apple. Cut the apples into slices and place it into the blender. Add the frozen banana, ice, low fat milk, peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Blend and serve. This recipe is a great for a quick and easy breakfast or afterschool snack.
- *Frozen Bananas: Peel the banana and slice it. Place the banana slices on a wax-covered plate and cover them with another piece of waxed paper on top and freeze them the night before. If you don’t freeze the banana ahead of time, no worries! Simply add three cups of ice instead of one.
- Honey Note: You may want to add or decrease the amount of honey in this recipe depending on the type of peanut butter that you use.