ABC Shake

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Mommy/son ABC shakes

Almond butter, banana and coconut milk blend together beautifully in this simple shake that my kids also love. If you are a food combiner, leave out the almond butter. However, I find the added protein beneficial in stabilizing my blood sugars while pregnant or nursing. Play around with the ingredients. Some will like more banana and ice to make it thicker, while others prefer more coconut milk or almond butter. Add garnish for extra nutrients and beauty.

ABC Shake:

  • 2-4 tbls almond butter
  • 1-2 frozen bananas*
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • ice (optional)
  • optional garnish: coconut flakes and cacao nibs. I also enjoy a few goji berries with mine

Blend together, garnish and enjoy.

*Freezing bananas: I always like to have frozen bananas on hand for banana ice cream or smoothies. Cut a nicely ripened banana (brown spots are a good sign your banana is at it’s peak ripeness) into chunks. Freeze them separately on a cookie sheet or in a bag. Be mindful of how many chunks one banana equals for you. It will help you know how many to use in recipes.

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10 responses

  1. I forgot to ask you, do you have a green smoothie recipe? I read that people use these to detox/cleanse. What are your thoughts on that? Thanks, you’re the best!

    • I usually make one with whatever fruits and veggies I have around. If you add any salad greens with a banana and almond milk, it’s hard to go wrong. I’m loving dinosaur kale and mango right with almond milk right now.

      • Sounds yummy. I’ll try it. Almond milk is one thing I haven’t tried yet. Sounds good though. Thanks.

  2. Wonderful and yet so simple. Love the tittle of your shake. Definitely will help remember the ingredients. My mom has been freezing bananas for the longest when growing up. That was our snack. We would just eat them plain and frozen on a stick on those hot days as well. I will definitely try this recipe. There are times my two year old gets tired of eating plain fruits so I do mix them on a shake. She’s in heaven and im a hero to her. Win, win situation.

  3. This shake sounds delicious. I will definitely be trying this out for my kiddos.Thanks for all the great recipes you share! I have just discovered your blog and I’m hooked. I love it!

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