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 theirlunches 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 :)
- 1 cup whole milk, (you can use low fat milk)
- 5-6 Cubes of ice
- 2 big teaspoons of creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon or tablespoon condensed milk (depends how sweet you want this)
- Pinch or dash of grated nutmeg
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.
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.