Strawbunny SmoothieBrooke McLay
Kendra Thornton isn’t just a mom. She’s a mom who travels. So, when it comes to keeping life manageable, the girl knows what she’s talking about. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with holiday prep during the holidays, so Kendra recently offered up a fun idea for a simple Easter snack that kids will love.
“While I was on my most recent vacation at the Cosmopolitan, one of the top hotels in Las Vegas Strip, that I came across a very tasty strawberry and peanut butter smoothie. I knew that this would be the perfect recipe to store for the holiday season and I can wait to bring it out once again this weekend. I had some fun with what was an ordinary treat and decorated it up a bit to make it more playful.”
Try Kendra’s fun Easter smoothie, then hit the beach (or the bed!) and enjoy your holiday weekend without too much muss, fuss, or general chaos!
Strawbunny Easter Smoothie
– 1.5 cups frozen strawberries
– 4 teaspoons of low-fat, vanilla flavored yogurt
– 2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter (or crunchy if you so desire, however, I find smooth to work the best in blended drinks)
– 1/2 cup of organic skim milk (if you want a slightly thicker and creamier version, feel free to use 2% or whole milk)
– Marshmallow Peeps candy
A helpful hint when getting ready to put each of these ingredients into the blender is to remember to only put in a couple of the strawberries at a time. This makes the process go much smoother (no pun intended!), and keeps the blender blades from jamming up or slowing down. Be sure to also mix in the low-fat yogurt and organic skim milk prior to the initial blend. The liquid acts as a lubricant during the mixing and blending of the ingredients. Once you have blended all of the strawberries, you can add the peanut butter and give it one final, complete blend to ensure everything is smooth and frothy.
This recipe yields two cups of delicious smoothie. You can drink it all yourself or if you’re feeling in a generously festive mood and want to share, it will nicely fill two eight ounce glasses. You can keep in the spirit of Easter by serving it on Easter grass and garnishing the plate with jellybeans, chocolate eggs, or more Peeps marshmallow candies.
This smoothie isn’t just for breakfast either. It can be enjoyed at any time of day during the Easter holiday. If your little ones can handle the sugar rush, it would make a great late night snack to end their special day of Easter festivities.