Milkshake Smoothies

Most kids already love fruit smoothies, but you can make them special again by using frozen bananas as a base. Add a hint of vanilla and your favorite fruits and pulse into complete smoothness, adding a few ice cubes if necessary to thicken up the mixture. The smoothie takes on a creamy texture that’s as close as most kids will ever get to having ice cream for breakfast! Be sure to peel the bananas and break them into chunks before freezing.

Sharon Bowers

Milkshake Smoothies

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    Ingredients

    1 frozen (peeled) banana 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 cup orange juice 1-2 ice cubes, as needed
    1/2 cup additional fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, etc.

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      Put the banana, juice, fruit and vanilla in a blender and blend to a smooth puree. With the machine running, use the feeder opening to drop in 1 or 2 ice cubes to thicken the smoothie further if desired.

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