After School "Milkshakes"

It seems as though my almost-four-year-old is always hungry these days, but never as much as she is after a day at pre-school. The learning and playing and sand box fun depletes her inner resources and she'll ask for snack after snack, even after lunch, and will still eat a full dinner. How to get real, fresh, vitamin-packed foods into her body and stop myself from reaching for the snack jar filled with packaged goodies? A simple smoothie often does the trick.

Lulu's Milkshakes
8 oz. almond milk
1 banana, cut up and frozen at least overnight
a scant 1 T honey

Additions:
6 strawberries
or
1T peanut butter
or 
1T cocoa

Because the little one is sensitive to dairy, I use almond milk and bananas to thicken the shake. She asked for strawberries, although I might have added a tablespoon of peanut butter or cocoa, too, as noted above.

I use the pitcher of the blender to measure 8 ounces of the almond milk and place everything on top of that.
Blend.

And, voila! One happy, healthy kid!
What do you give your little ones as healthy snacks? I could use the tips!

2 comments

  1. This recipe will totally satisfy my sweet tooth, decrease my waistline and make my Weight Watcher's buddies happy! Yippee!!!

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  2. SO CUTE!!!!! my daughter would love these!!! sounds so much healthier than the S'more flavor Pop Tarts we got the other day....(sometimes...you just GOTTA with the Pop-Tarts....) :)

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