Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crazy Monkey Protein Smoothie

My boys get excited when they see the chocolate syrup bottle come out of the fridge at breakfast time, and I love that they're getting lots of protein. Try this shake with a yogurt and soy milk/milk combination if you don't have kefir on hand. Don't tell the kids but I also sneak cooked sweet potato or carrots in this when they're not looking. They've never noticed! For easy cleanup, use an immersion blender like the one pictured below. They have fewer pieces to clean up than a blender.

Crazy Monkey Breakfast Smoothie
2 bananas, peeled
2 Tb chocolate syrup (I've also used 1/2 packet of hot cocoa powder)
2 heaping Tb smooth peanut butter
kefir (or 1 cup of plain yogurt and milk or soy milk)

1.) Place bananas, chocolate syrup and peanut butter in blender cup.
2.) Pour kefir until cup is 3/4 full. Blend until smooth. Serve.

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  1. I should probably know this but what is kefir?
    Kind of embarassing...LOL!!!
    I make Liesel and Caedmon fruit smoothies in a blender often for them. I have added peanut butter sometimes and other times I add protein powder

  2. You're not alone! I had never heard of kefir before I started making it. Go to "Labels" on the right-hand side of this page and click on "kefir." You'll see all my earlier kefir posts explaining what it is. I actually have kefir grains I can share if you want to give it a try. You can also get it at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's but it's pricey. Just substitute milk and a cup of yogurt if you don't use kefir for the smoothie or buttermilk if you're using it for baking. Good luck!


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