Making a Real Food Snow Cone honestly couldn’t be any easier… I host a little backyard end-of-school year party for our neighbors every year, and I always whip out my little snow cone machine for the kids!
Maybe I used to be living under a rock, but before our switch to “real food” I had never before purchased or cooked with dates.
One day I was out of berries and my girls wanted a fruit smoothie so, inspired by a blog reader, we tried a peanut butter banana smoothie instead and…yum! It doesn’t get much easier than this, and we find smoothies to be the perfect supplement to almost any breakfast or lunch. These are also super good frozen too, but more on that later. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack Prep Time: 5 minutes Servings: 4 Inspired by Blog Reader, Julie Print Ingredients 3 bananas ripe (the riper the better) 1 cup plain yogurt (whole milk recommended) ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup ice Instructions Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Enjoy! Recipe variation: If you have frozen bananas on hand you can use those and omit the ice cubes.
If you dislike the sound of someone slurping through their straw to try to get every last little drop out of their cup then you probably shouldn’t make these smoothies. My kids absolutely LOVE them! And it all started when on a recent trip to buy groceries from Earth Fare we decided to also have lunch in their little cafe. While paying for our sushi I noticed that they had a surprisingly good smoothie menu, so on a whim I decided to order their PB&J smoothie for my girls (and me) to share. Well, that was a mistake…I should have gotten a large size for each of us! During the first 5 minutes of the lunch (which was as long as the smoothie lasted) all I could hear – aside from the slurping – was “I want more of it” ”it’s my turn for some” “she is drinking it all”. Need I say more?
Yet another tasty, healthy, flexible, and easy recipe to add to your files (no expensive juicer required)! These smoothies are a great addition to any breakfast or lunch, and leftovers stored in the fridge are surprisingly good the next day. The best thing about this recipe (probably thanks to the fact that a smoothie looks just like a milkshake) is that both of my daughters love them, and my pickier child ends up consuming fruits and vegetables that she would not normally eat. I had been making these for a while when one day I added the spinach, and it barely changed the taste. I was so excited that I could easily get everyone (including me) to eat some fresh, raw spinach!