National Banana Cream Pie Day

Here at ChopChop, we celebrate healthy and delicious food every day.  We love when there’s even more reason to celebrate, with a wacky, fun food holiday.  March has many food holidays. We’ll be celebrating all month long and giving you ideas on ways to celebrate with us and of course, some recipes to try with your family! 

March 2 is National Banana Cream Pie Day.  Our Banana Cream Pie Smoothie contains cinnamon and vanilla and tastes just like the dessert, but it’s loaded with energy-boosting nutrients from the bananas, almonds, and yogurt to make a good-for-you and delicious drink. Plus, it’s fun to have pie in a glass! 

HANDS-ON TIME: 5 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME: 5 MINUTES

MAKES: 2 SERVINGS

KITCHEN GEAR: 

Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Dinner knife
Cutting board
Blender (adult needed)

INGREDIENTS

1  very ripe banana, peeled and sliced

1⁄2 cup low-fat milk

1⁄2 cup plain low-fat yogurt

2 tablespoons unsalted almonds (raw or roasted)

1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2  ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS

Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

1.     Put all the ingredients in the blender.

2.     Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, about minute.

3.     Serve right away – or store in a thermos or covered in the refrigerator, up to 4 hours.

NOTES

Think Ahead: Freeze the banana ahead of time for a thicker, slushier smoothie!