If you’re anything like me, you struggle with breakfast for the little ones. I’m not a big breakfast person, so that doesn’t make it any easier. I’d much rather wait and eat lunch, but we know that’s not what’s best for our children or ourselves. A fun recipe that I like to occasionally treat the girls with is our peanut butter banana breakfast shake. It’s super easy and you most likely have all of the ingredients in your cabinets!
I broke up two bananas and threw them in the freezer the night before. There isn’t anything wrong with using fresh bananas. This step just eliminates the need for extra ice in my opinion. If you are just coming across this recipe and want to make it today, just add a handful of ice to the mix! Simple!
My little ones like to help, so I let them crush up the graham crackers and add the peanut butter. I make sure they wash their hands, but I am honestly a bit of a germaphob and don’t like their little hands touching all of the ingredients.
This recipe legit only took about 10 minutes to do. This includes the girls helping. It’s much faster if just an adult is making it. You can easily throw this together in 5 minutes and then you have a quick breakfast on the go!
First, I like to make sure my blade is already fit in my Ninja. It’s hard to add it after all of the ingredients are already in the blender. Next, add your ingredients. There really isn’t an important sequence here. We tossed in the two frozen bananas. We actually had a 3rd banana in the basket that I haven’t seen. It was super ripe. The type of ripe that is very brown and usually most kids frown at. These bananas are really good for you and so sweet!
Next, we add the peanut butter. This is a great step for little ones to help with. She quit after this step because she just wanted to spend the rest of the time eating peanut butter out of the jar, lol. After that, just add the flax seed, honey, graham crackers, cocoa powder and almond milk. Scroll down for my exact amounts, but realize this is not a set amount. You can adjust it based on your taste and texture! I’d love to hear your opinions once you try it!
- 2-3 Frozen Bananas
- 1 TBS Honey
- 2 TBS Peanut Butter
- 1 TBS Flaxseeds
- 1 tsp cocoa powder**
- 2 Cups Almond Milk*
- 2 Crush Graham Crackers (optional)
- Handful of ice if bananas aren’t frozen (optional)
- This yields roughly two 8 oz servings
- Ensure blade is secure in blender
- Add frozen bananas
- Add peanut butter, honey, flaxseeds, cocoa powder
- Cover with 2 cups of almond milk
- Blend and enjoy!
* Add less or more milk depending on the consistency that you prefer
** We used hot cocoa mix since we were out of cocoa powder. Turned out great!
The only thing I’d change is that I wish I could have added a protein powder. I work long hours as a nurse and this is a great, filling breakfast substitute. If you know of any child friendly protein powder please recommend them in the comments!!