Monkey Shake Recipe


Attention, moms! I am sure that a lot of you probably know that the struggle is real when it comes to getting a picky toddler to eat a substantial meal. If we let her, Maddy would exclusively eat animal crackers and chicken. The past month or so has been a real challenge getting her to eat regular meals, and I worry that she doesn’t get enough fat and protein.  An idea came to me the other day: why not make her a smoothie in the blender? That way she doesn’t really know she’s eating fruit, and she’ll be getting a full serving.

So I got my ingredients, blended them all together, and gave it to her in a sippy cup with a straw. She loved it! My next trick is to add spinach 😀 Below is my recipe, which can be tweaked to your liking.

Monkey Shake 

  • 1 frozen banana
  • a handful of strawberries
  • whole milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • Yogurt (Optional. We used Stonyfield YoKids yogurt)

Add all the ingredients to your blender and mix until creamy. Serve cold. Enjoy!


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