July 24, 2009 by Shannon
When it comes to beverages, I generally stick to water, coffee and wine. But sometimes a mommy just needs a bit of cool, delicious refreshment. And for that matter, so does a kid.
This recipe is sweet and simple — just four ingredients and a blender. It’s the perfect thing when kids want to help in the kitchen, because it is nearly impossible to screw up. Kellan loves peeling the bananas, dumping in all the ingredients and pushing the liquify button. He feels like he “made” something, and he gets to enjoy the delicious results. And that, of course, is like winning the lottery to a toddler.
Simple Banana Smoothie
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Dump ice cubes into blender.
- Peel bananas and drop on top of ice cubes.
- Pour in milk and vanilla.
- Blend and serve.
For extra points on presentation, put the glasses in the freezer for a few minutes before filling. They’ll look frosty and cool! (Of course, glasses are not recommended for kids who still have a tendency to drop/throw cups, as mine does. It’s plastic only for my kid.)
This recipe definitely stands up to my new policy of making an extra effort to enjoy the summer. Right now, I’m all about things that are cool, refreshing and most of all….simple. Ahhhhh.