Banana-Walnut Smoothie

Banana-Walnut Smoothie

Banana-Walnut Smoothie

Banana-Walnut Smoothie

In this thick drink, the slight bitterness of walnuts perfectly balances the creamy sweetness of bananas.  Plus, it’s got enough protein to power you through the morning. Kids Advisory Board member Hannah recommends topping the smoothie with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2 Servings

Equipment

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

Ingredients
 

  • 2 overripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1⁄2 cup milk or water
  • 1⁄2 cup toasted walnuts
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  • Put the top on tightly. Turn on the blender to medium speed and blend until the mixture is smooth, 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Divide the smoothie equally between the 2 glasses and serve right away, or, if you want to drink the smoothie later, cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours. *If you are allergic to walnuts, leave them out of the recipe.

Notes

OR ELSE
If walnuts aren’t your favorite—or if you don’t have any—you can substitute different nuts or 1/4 cup of almond, peanut, or sunflower-seed butter.
THINK AHEAD
To help make any smoothie colder and thicker, it’s great to have slices of frozen banana ready to go. And it’s easy!
  1. Peel an overripe banana.
  2. Slice it into thin rounds.
  3. Put the slices in are sealable plastic bag and put in the freezer.
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