Blueberry-Banana Power Smoothie

My daughter has texture issues.  She doesn’t like pulp or a chunky smoothie.  This poses a problem when it comes to making many fruity smoothies.  I recommended she try smoothies that have banana in them since the bananas add a smooth texture when blended.  We both kind of came up with a recipe together we thought she’d like.  I later found a similar recipe in my “Cool Smoothies” book.  Here’s what we came up with.

Blueberry-Banana Power

1 cup low-fat milk (we used 1/2-3/4 cups whole milk)

1 banana, peeled, sliced

1 cup frozen blueberries (We tossed these in the microwave for about a minute to soften them up a bit.)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract (The book didn’t call for this but I think it added a nice flavor.)

Throw all this in the blender and mix until creamy.  The book suggests adding several ice cubes but we left these out.  I’m assuming it was the whole milk, but this took on an almost custard-like texture.  She tried drinking it without much success.  She just kept saying it was like trying to drink Jell-O.  I told her to put it in the fridge and finish it later so she wouldn’t be late for school.  I tried it a little later on but used a spoon.  It was really good!  Definitely not your traditional smoothie texture, but I’ll make it again!

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