Sad day people. First day back at school. No more leisurely sipped coffee while watching the birds frolic at the bird feeder. Back to reality. Back to school.
Like the kiddies, I need a snack when I get home. Unlike the kiddies, I have no mommy waiting for me with a plate of cookies and milk (boy, wouldn’t that be lovely). Usually I have yogurt, quick and easy. But I got to thinking…what about a smoothie or a shake. How hard could it be?
Turns out not very hard at all. In about the same amount of time it takes me to spoon out my yogurt and add some jam to it, I made this shake. Seriously, get the blender out, slice the banana, pour the milk, splash the vanilla, get the crushed ice (my fridge dispenses crushed ice along with cubes – I love my fridge!), add a smidge on agave nectar, whiz it up. Yum. Healthy, cold, frothy, what more could you ask for?
This comes from How to Cook Everything, Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Foodfrom Mark Bittman, the master of simplicity.
- 1 ripe banana (frozen is okay)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- sugar (or simple syrup, or agave) to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth.
Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
Serves 2 (Maybe. Maybe only one.)
This will be my entry for I Heart Cooking Clubs!
Two For Tuesdays!