It’s that time of year again! Time of year when kids get on the school bus in the morning with their lunchboxes and pencil cases, and arrive home around three in afternoon starving for a healthy (but tasty!) snack.
These banana bread milkshakes are my favorite afternoon treat. They’re perfect for little tummies after school!
I recommend freezing your bananas in gallon sized plastic zip-loc bags for these. Frozen bananas reduce the need for ice (which can water down your smoothie or milkshake), and make your frozen concoction extra creamy. Just be sure to peel bananas prior to freezing!
Other ingredients in these healthy milkshakes are almond butter, skim milk and some traditional “banana bread” spices. They are a healthy combination of protein and carbohydrates to keep you going strong all afternoon.
I promise these banana bread milkshakes be a new favorite in your home, whether you’re sending a little one off to school or not!
Banana Bread Milkshakes
This banana bread milkshakes recipe is great for a quick breakfast or even an afternoon snack. Food blogger Jenna Weber explain why this recipe is great for kids too in a full post on the Fresh Tastes blog.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- ½ cup skim milk
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- additional ice if desired
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and creamy.
- Serve with a cookie on the side!
Yield: 1 serving
Jenna Weber is half of the Fresh Tastes blog team. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2008 and, since then, has worked as a pastry chef, bread baker and freelance food editor. Currently, Jenna blogs full-time on EatLiveRun.com where her delicious daily recipes and quirky culinary musings appeal to thousands. She lives in Northern California and, when not in the kitchen, can usually be found on her yoga mat.