Toasty Blueberry Smoothie

Toasty, creamy, and tangy — this protein-rich shake tastes a lot like cheesecake! But, unlike most desserts, it’s full of ingredients that will give you lots of energy for your day.

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Hands-on time: 5   |    Total time: 5   |    Makes: 2 Servings

KITCHEN GEAR

Measuring cup 
Measuring spoons 
Grater or zester (adult needed)
Citrus squeezer (if you have one) 
Blender (adult needed)

INGREDIENTS

1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1 cup milk or plain yogurt or a combination
1⁄4 cup toasted pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Juice and grated zest of 1/2 lemon
2 dates

INSTRUCTIONS

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

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Put the top on tightly. Turn on the blender to medium speed and blend until the mixture is smooth, 30-60 seconds.
  3. Divide the smoothie equally between 2 glasses and serve right away, or store in a thermos or covered in the refrigerator, up to 4 hours.

* If you’re allergic to nuts, substitute 1⁄4 cup toasted wheat germ, oats, or sunflower seeds for the pecans.