Here’s a go-to breakfast at our house: the Blue Monkey Smoothie. Pour one cup of milk into a blender and add one cup vanilla (or your choice of) yogurt. Add chunks of frozen banana (one-half to a whole, depending how you like the texture) and one cup frozen blueberries. Then add one packet of Carnation Instant Breakfast (although I used vanilla-flavored protein powder this morning) and blend. Makes 2 servings.
This recipe’s great because it gets the kids fruit and low-fat dairy without them hardly noticing. I serve it often during standardized testing week because it has a good amount of protein. And it’s a great way to use up all those bananas that turn too brown for the kids to eat. I just peel them and drop them whole into a ziptop freezer bag. For the smoothie, I break them into chunks inside the bag (so my hands don’t get gooey) and dump them into the blender.
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