Silly Monkey Smoothie

Picky eaters can really be a challenge. The Silly Monkey Smoothie was created one morning when my son had requested his third or fourth bowl of sugary breakfast cereal. When he refused to eat something, anything else I decided to turn a battle into fun...with a blender!

Silly Monkey Smoothie

I discovered that I could probably sneak almost anything into a smoothie and it would still be a hit! Really, what's not to like? Bananas, sunflower butter, milk and juice mixed together makes for a delicious breakfast or snack.

For quick and easy smoothie preparation, keep different frozen fruits on hand. When bananas in our house start getting too ripe, I peel them and put them in a freezer bag where they keep nicely.

I hope this smoothie recipe is a hit with the "silly monkeys" at your house!

Ingredients:

3 medium bananas, frozen
2 tablespoons sunflower butter (I use Sunbutter)
1/2 cup apple juice
3/4 cup "safe" milk

Directions:
1) Soften the bananas slightly by leaving at room temperature for 15-30 minutes or by microwaving on high for 30 seconds. When soft enough to cut, slice bananas into slices that are about 1 inch thick. Place banana slices, sunflower butter, apple juice and milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.


Nutrition Facts - Serving size: 3/4 cup, calories: 167, fat calories: 46, total fat: 5 grams, saturated fat: 0.7 g, cholesterol: 0 g, sodium: 57 mg, total carbs: 28, fiber: 4 g, sugar: 15 g, protein: 5 g



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