A few weeks ago, my daughter Carolyn had all four of her wisdom teeth removed (just the thought of it makes me cringe). Around that time, our friend Tina from Mommy’s Kitchen sent us her Blueberry Banana Smoothie recipe. It looked delicious, so I decided to make it for Carolyn as she sat crumpled on the couch recuperating from her ordeal. As the blender was whirring, Courtney, Carolyn’s godmother, stopped by for a visit. After a few sips, both declared the smoothie a winner.
Even though Carolyn is 17 years old and about to enter college (yikes!), it still breaks my heart to see her in pain. Tina’s cool, refreshing smoothie made her feel a little bit better … and I felt better too because Tina’s smoothie is packed with great nutrition thanks to the blueberries, bananas, yogurt, and milk. Given all this recipe has to offer, we are pleased to announce that Mommy’s Kitchen is the recipient of this month’s Healthy Meal with Kid Appeal Award!
Tina’s photo of her yummy Blueberry Banana Smoothie.
Testing the smoothie in The Meal Makeover Moms’ test kitchen.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Makes about 3 Servings
- 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
- 1/2 to 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup low fat milk, plain or vanilla soy milk, or almond milk
- 1 cup blueberry or vanilla yogurt
- 1 to 2 ripe bananas
1. Add the ice cubes, blueberries and milk to the blender. Blend on ice breaker or icy drink to break up the ice a bit. Add yogurt and bananas and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy.
When Leah got home from school, she tried the smoothie and gave it two thumbs up!
Tina’s little friend Gracie drinks her smoothie in a sippy cup!
What I like about the recipe if that it’s flexible. For example, you can add 1 to 2 bananas depending on what’s on hand and you can use soy milk, almond milk or cow’s milk. The kids don’t have to know that it is chock full of great nutrition — bone-building calcium and vitamin D from the milk and yogurt, vitamin C and antioxidants from the blueberries, and potassium from the bananas. Thanks Tina for sharing your recipe! For more great recipes, head on over to Mommy’s Kitchen blog.