Wednesday, January 9, 2013

After Nap Banana Smoothies with No Peanut Butter

One of my favorite times of the day is the time spent with my boys after their afternoon nap. I hear them rustling in their room, waking each other up and I get excited to see them after a few hours apart. Trust me, the few hours apart are welcomed but I just love their little pink faced, refreshed faces!

I thought I would do something special for their after nap snack today. I thought peanut butter and banana smoothies would be nice, but our pediatrician recommends James not eat peanut butter until he is two. I know a lot of pediatricians say to wait till one year. I think we waited till David was 22 months old before I caved and gave him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

I got bananas during a Trader Joe's trip this morning ($.19 ea!) but with no peanut butter to use, I had to find and alter a recipe that was 14 month-old friendly!

Banana Orange Juice Fruit Smoothie

Photo Credit // Fitness Magazine
Serving size: 2 young children with a few sips left for Mom!

1 Banana
2 Tbs Honey
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1 Cup Ice

I use a food processor to blend our smoothies until the ice is fine enough to fit through a straw. To make your smoothies even more creative I suggest adding: vanilla yogurt (I imagine the smoothie would taste like a dreamsicle), strawberries, almonds, or pineapple.

James enjoying his banana smoothie!
James actually cried when I took his empty cup away! I was really happy with the way the smoothies turned out and am looking forward to doing more smoothies with the boys this week.

Do you have a go to smoothie for your kids or yourself?


  1. Have you tried orange Juliuses?!

    1. I never have! Lately, I have mixing a splash of orange juice with diet sprite, over ice! mmmmmmmmmm....


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