We love making smoothies at my house. Actually, it’s not the making part that we enjoy as much as the drinking part!!
My husband has jumped from vegetarian to vegan and back to being an omnivore, so smoothies and juicing have been a very common part of his and my diet for quite some time.
However, THIS Banana smoothie is very special to us. You see, My husband is always associated with smoothies at home. So when my son started going through a phase where he was extremely attached to me, my husband began making smoothies as a way to bond with our son because my son loves smoothies!
Whenever a smoothie request was made, my husband would always make the smoothie with my son, and they would drink the smoothie together. I was not a participant in this process whatsoever because this was to be a father-son moment. Slowly, my son began to associate smoothie time with daddy time, and there it happened. Their special time developer where he would detach himself from me and become daddy’s little boy for 5 minutes. He was involved in the whole smoothie making process and enjoys every second of it.
A year later, they are still making smoothies together and it’s the best thing to see. It was a great opportunity for him to get involved in the kitchen as well as have an activity to do with daddy.
To this day, whenever my son asks for a smoothie, I will always respond, “Go ask daddy..” My son does everything with me so I never want to rob this one thing from the two of them.
It was amazing how such a little thing was able to get my son to put daddy in the picture and be more active with him. Today, my son adores his dad and he always wants to do things with daddy. It’s a wonderful thing to see and it all started with a banana smoothie. Why not share a banana smoothie with someone YOU love?
A few things to note:
-The more ripe the banana, the better.
-We use a KitchenAid coffee grinder to blend our smoothie, so it makes about 4 oz for us.
- 1 Banana
- 3/4 cup Milk
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- Combine all ingredients into blending machine.