Friday, May 11, 2012

Healthy Peanut Punch Smoothie for Picky Eaters

As usual, I am always looking for new and exciting ways to feed the kids. They are still picky eaters and I sometimes run out of ideas and options to feed these little tummies. They refuse to eat their
lunches and dinners at times and I have to bring out the super duper, nutritious Pediasure to fill in. At least they love that and I feel assured that they are full and content. I usually buy Pediasure by the cases and just recently heard my sister say that I can actually make my own healthy drinks for them...This would be fantastic I thought and way cheaper! I Googled all sorts of recipes for Pediasure and found that the recipes calls for large amounts of... ice cream?! Ya, I had no idea. It makes sense however since the drink is supposed to be high in fat/calories for weak eaters. I scratched that idea quickly.

I remembered as children, we drank peanut punch and it was such a delicious treat. It's healthy, nutritious and filling. Sometimes we just have to revisit the classics and just stick with what we know so well. I made this a few times for the kids and they absolutely LOVE it. It's packed with protein, calcium and just enough calories for their tiny bodies. Way healthier. This is a guaranteed hit with kids...and also adults :)

My Recipe
  1. 1 cup whole milk, (you can use low fat milk)
  2. 5-6 Cubes of ice
  3. 2 big teaspoons of creamy peanut butter
  4. 1 teaspoon or tablespoon condensed milk (depends how sweet you want this)
  5. Pinch or dash of grated nutmeg
You can also add cinnamon, vanilla extract, bananas, more peanut butter, more condensed milk etc...

I used the magic bullet to blend it all up--This thing is a miracle worker for all sorts of things.

Add ice first, then milk. Add peanut butter, condensed milk and nutmeg. Blend until smooth.
You can use fresh grated nutmeg but I grated my nutmegs and bottled it for quick use...I'm all about saving time.

It should have the consistency of a vanilla milkshake.
I sat my son down to get a nice shot of him drinking this but I could not get him to glance at me and smile. I guess it was that good!! I'm OK with that.
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  1. AnonymousMay 14, 2012

    Great Trish! loved this as a kid also- I still make this for my very grownup kids!

  2. Great recipe! I love smoothies for breakfast. Your son is so adorable!


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