Creamy and Delicious, with a BIG Energy and Nutrient Boost
Smoothies are a great way to boost your child's calorie intake, especially if they have trouble eating solids (or go on an impromptu hunger strike).
Some days they just don't want to eat or drink anything, especially if they're sick, but often it's far easier to load up on nutrients and calories in a smoothie rather than a solid meal.
And a nutrient-dense smoothie like this is a perfect way to deal kick start the day or get rid of the mid-afternoon hunger pangs. This is the smoothie than half of our adult Creative Nourish team uses as their breakfast (cos they are busy and have kids, you know).
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Nutritional Stuff
Bananas, peanut butter, oats and full-fat milk are all foods that have a high calorie count, providing a great source of energy for your child (or for you).
Bananas provide a slightly sweet taste as well as a lot of potassium, and vitamins B6 and C.
Oats are one of the greatest grains you can have at home because they are so versatile. You can use them in baked dishes, breakfast porridges, puddings, and pancakes. They also combine well with bananas to form a beautifully creamy texture. On top of that, they provide plenty fiber and slow-release carbs.
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Preparation Tips
Feel free to swap in your milk of choice if you prefer a plant-based alternative – ideally one fortified with calcium.
For added sweetness, choose your ripest banana. And for peanut butter, try to find one where the list of ingredients is nothing more than peanuts.
We'd suggest making double the amount so you have one for yourself – or make a version for yourself with your favorite protein powder as well.
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
- ½ cup oats
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp peanut butter
- 1 cup full-fat milk
- Chuck everything in a blender and blend!