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Banana Raspberry Smoothie

Holding true to our plan Christian had a smoothie for breakfast this morning served with toast with raspberry preserves.  I was determined to serve him a healthy breakfast, but getting up and jumping into a new routine that didn't involve a bowl and boxed cereal isn't as easy as it sounds.  I am so not a morning person so I needed to get my game on.  My little trick was to set the blender, measuring cup and banana on the kitchen counter last night before bedtime so that it was all at my finger tips this morning.  All I had to grab was the milk from the fridge & raspberries from the freezer.

The recipe was adapted from a recipe that I had gotten from my friend, Marlene.  It was very simple and although it was early in the morning Christian was eager to jump right in and work the controls on the blender.  :) 

 Banana Raspberry Smoothie

4 fl oz Milk
1/4 medium banana
1/4 cup frozen raspberries

Place all ingredient into a blender and blend until smooth.

(After our 1st try we realized that the banana was still in the bottom of the blender.  We poured the smoothie back into the blender & mixed again.)

We served the smoothie with toast with raspberry preserves, but it wasn't just any old toast... it was made using my new Montreal Canadiens toaster that Millard gave me for Christmas.  Go Habs Go!  

Christian loved his breakfast and finished every last bit of it.  :) 


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