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Banana Cookie “Milkshake”

23 May

During the summer, the kids and I love to have a milkshake or smoothie as a nice, cold afternoon snack.  One of our favorites is a banana peanut butter “milkshake.” I call them milkshakes, but they don’t really have any ice cream in them.  I like to slice and freeze bananas, then blend them with peanut butter and a little milk.  They come out really thick and creamy, but don’t have any of the added fat and sugar of ice cream.

Since discovering cookie butter (which is now my favorite thing in the world) I have been trying it in and on everything.  Today, I used it instead of peanut butter in our afternoon “milkshake,” and it was a big hit.

Add about 3 frozen bananas, 1/2 cup of cookie butter, and some milk.

Add about 3 frozen bananas, 1/2 cup of cookie butter, and some milk.

 

Blend together, adding milk as needed.

Blend together, adding milk as needed.

 

The kids and I loved this new twist on one of our summertime favorites.  If you have any leftover, pour it into popsicle molds and freeze-it makes fantastic popsicles!

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

23 Jul

What is more fresh than freshly washed children in the tub with fresh watermelon and banana popsicles?

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I had a really difficult time getting a decent picture! Maddie likes these watermelon popsicles, but I think the cold was bothering her!

Check out Madster's face!

Check out Madster’s face!

Definitely the coldness!

Definitely the coldness!

This is why I never ask them to actually pose for pics!

I did like this one of Charlie:

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I have been making popsicles like crazy this summer!  The kids love them and I don’t mind how many they eat.  They are probably thinking, “Why is Mama making us eat so many popsicles?”

Here’s how I made these:

1. Put fresh, seeded watermelon in the blender and puree until it is just juice.

2.  Drop some banana slices into the popsicle molds.  Blueberries or pineapple chunks are also really good.

3.  Pour the watermelon juice into the molds.

4.  Freeze and done!

Have a good night, everyone!