Snack Attack: Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
When school begins again, our mornings are rushed enough, but add in remembering to pack the kids’ lunches and it is just downright hectic. Streamlining any of these daily process is both a sanity and a time saver. For us that means breakfasts and lunches prepped the night before, or ready to pull from the freezer. The kids all time favorite is Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie. Served for breakfast with a muffin, or in a lunch box in a reusable Squooshi pouch (which doubles as an ice pack).
Making sure lunch box meals give the kids the mid day boost they need, I always make sure to include 1-2 sources of dairy. Dairy foods are a tasty, convenient and cost-effective way to power up with protein throughout the day. On average, one serving of milk, cheese or yogurt provides eight grams of high quality protein. Include a serving of fruit/vegetable, their favorite sandwich, and a little “note” from mom, and they are sure to power through their school day.
Not sure if you and your family are getting your 3-Every-Day? Hang this handy tracking sheet on the fridge and note which dairy foods you’re eating each day to be sure you’re getting enough! Still have a few questions? They may be answered in the FAQ section on the Drink-Milk.com website. Join us to talk about all things dairy during the Dairy Fuel for Back to School Twitter party on Sept. 11 from 9 to 10 p.m. EST, that would be great. We will be using the hashtag #DairyFuel.
Lisa @ Onceamonthmom.com
- 1 cup milk (preferably 2%)
- 4 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2 frozen bananas (I peel and place in a freezer storage bag the night before)
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until all ice is crushed and ingredients are combined.
Follow directions above. Transfer to quart sized freezer bags, label and freeze. To Serve: Thaw and enjoy.
**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann
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