It’s been raining steadily here for about four days and it’s starting to wear on all of us a bit. There’s lots of things to go and do for indoor play, but outdoor play has been very limited. When my little guy was starting to melt down after a bout of play on the deck, I knew it was time for the 4pm smoothie.
Do you know about the 4pm smoothie? It can work miracles. Months ago, I noticed that about 4pm, my sweet little boy would turn into a raving lunatic. He melted over nothing or was intentionally naughty. It took me a while to figure out that he was in need of a bit of a blood sugar boost. And so began the 4pm smoothie. This ritual comes and goes as we need it. Some days, he’ll ask for crackers or fruit, but some days, the suggestion of smoothie making will stop him in his tracks and make him run for his Tower.
Today, we threw together an easy one. I used a partial can of coconut milk from the fridge, some frozen pineapple, and two frozen bananas*. On top of that, I added ~2 cup water to help it have a more drinkable consistency. It tastes reminiscent of a pina colada. (If you don’t like banana or coconut or pineapple, then steer clear of this one as all of the flavors are very present.) One more thing… This delicious beverage is both vegan and dairy-free! It’s a twofer!
*I generally buy an extra bunch of bananas, peel, cut in half, and freeze in a plastic bag. Freezing the bananas give it a more ice cream-like consistency.
Rainy Monday Smoothie
- 4 bananas, frozen
- 1-2 cups frozen pineapple
- 1 can coconut milk (make up for any partial cans with water)
- 1-2 cups water, or as needed for desired consistency.
Put ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy.
Makes 5-6 (8oz) cups.