Updated almost daily. I am a mama of two, part-time event coordinator and aspiring food writer who is passionate about families spending time together in the kitchen. This space is a hodgepodge of recipes made for and with my children. Also included: cookbook reviews, fun party ideas, giveaways and much more. I live in Toronto, ON.
B is for Banana and Wild Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie
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Today's recipe is great for the school lunchbox, either as a morning snack, or something for your children to down between school and an after-school activity. It also makes for a quick and easy breakfast, which can be essential on those first-week-back-to-school-busy mornings. The trick to this smoothie is to add no liquid component so it will hold well while stored in a thermos or stainless steel drinking container. A quick shake will re-jumble the ingredients and it couldn't be easier to make. All of the ingredients (except for the sweetener) are measured in the same quantity so it's fairly easy to remember...and very easy for kids to make.
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Banana and Wild Blueberry Smoothie
yield: 2 servings
1 cup of frozen banana pieces*
1 cup of wild blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
1 tbsp. agave syrup or honey
~ Combine all ingredients in a blender and whiz for 1-2 minutes.
~ Pour into two glasses or thermoses.
* I keep frozen slices of banana in my freezer at all times. Using frozen bananas helps to keep the smoothie cool and provides a bit of extra creaminess to the drink.