I love a good old fashioned milkshake! Since they aren’t exactly known for being the healthiest of snacks, I did a little research and came up with this easy healthy milkshake recipe flavored with strawberry, banana and peanut butter. It satisfies the craving of a cold creamy shake without you having to worry about drinking a weeks worth of calories in one gulp.
The bonus is that I can feel good about handing one to my child too! At 3.5 years old, Jake is always on the go. I mean literally always. on. the. go. Foods like this healthier take on a milkshake are a great way for me to get some solid protein in him in a fast few minutes. Then he can go back to running the imaginary train rails in his mind. That kid lives for trains!
The ingredients are simple and can be altered to fit what you have on hand at home. I used 1 large ripe banana, 1 strawberry greek yogurt that was 5.3 oz, 1/2 cup of vanilla low fat frozen yogurt, 2 tblsp. peanut butter, and about 1/2 cup of low fat milk. If you don’t love a peanut butter taste I would swap that out for a handful of fresh strawberries cut into quarters. Also, if you aren’t into measuring (which I totally get) a pint of frozen yogurt is about 2 cups so you can just scoop about a quarter of the pint into the blender.
Directions (Makes 2 servings approximately 1 cup each): Place the banana in the freezer for about an hour. Slice the cold banana and place it in the blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend. If you want the shake to be a little thinner just add milk slowly until you get the consistency you like.
That’s it! It really is so easy and delicious!