Smooth and Soothing – The PB&B Shake

Not, my son

My son started orthodontic treatment last week.  Boy we were all in for a shock.  Not only was his mouth sore, but the poor guy is really having a tough time eating.  Besides feeling like he’s going to choke on everything there’s the list of no’s from the doctor – nothing sticky, chewy, hard.  He asked “what’s left?”  Well, I’ll tell you – creamy, smooth and watery.  At least at first it’s been soups, smoothies, and shakes.  Even pasta was a chore.  He’s getting better at eating.  I’m getting better at packing a thermos for lunches, steaming and cutting things in small pieces and trying to keep him nourished and interested when sometimes it’s just too tiring and frustrating to eat.  Here’s a new shake we’ve created which makes him smile…

 

The PB&B

Peanut butter and banana is always a classic combo.  Whether it’s a sandwich (my childhood favorite), a muffin or this cool shake.  Feel free to substitute any type of milk.  The almond milk gave some added nutrients, vitamins and good (monounsaturated) fats here.

1/4 cup plain organic yogurt

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

1 frozen organic banana

1 heaping tablespoon organic creamy peanut butter

1 teaspoon honey

 

Cut frozen banana in same size chunks.  Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth and combined.

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