But, even though that drink satisfies my childhood craving, it's not all that nutritional. I don't know about other moms out there, but if your child is anything like mine, you rarely get a drink or snack all to yourself. Since I end up sharing most everything in my life with my 19 month old, it's better for both of us if it's healthy.
I have since made some changes to the recipe to make it a bit more nutritional. I took out the sugar and added some fresh fruit, but don't worry, it still tastes good!
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 frozen orange juice concentrate (just slice right through the tube)
1/2 banana - best with brown spots
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon ground oatmeal (I grind up about a 1/2 cup of oatmeal at a time and keep it in a jar to throw in smoothies)
I don't have a big, fancy blender so I just use my magic bullet and this recipe makes an entire glass full. Enough for me and enough to share with my little one.
Anyway, put everything in a blender and blend until everything is good and combined. Then add some ice. Since I don't have a good blender, I use crushed ice from my freezer to help out my magic bullet. I put in about a 1/4 cup of crushed ice, or as much that will fit!
Then just blend for a bit longer, until you see a little vortex in the middle, pour and enjoy!