Although school has been out for a few weeks now, it’s still definitely on my brain. That could be because Moreaya asks me every day, “Mom, do I go to school today?”
Of course, that makes this Mama happy because that means she really enjoyed her first year at preschool, but something tells me that one reason that she enjoyed going to preschool so much were the treats she asked for when I picked her up to go home.
For some reason she got it in her little mind that every day after preschool she would get a milkshake. Sure, it might have been caused by me because I took her to get a milkshake once, but I couldn’t explain to her enough times that we couldn’t go every single day after school.
After the 5th day in a row of asking for a milkshake, though, a light bulb went off in my head. I decided she could have a “milkshake” as long as Mommy made it at home. She agreed and we were set!
Moreaya was the youngest in her preschool class so it’s no surprise that she was the smallest. However, I have been noticing a difference in her size compared to other kids that are the same age.
It’s not that I’m overly worried about her nutrition, but I do know that she sometimes turns her nose up at green foods and other “non-milkshake” type things! Although we always offer well balanced meals to her and Sophia, they don’t always get gobbled up like I would hope.
The recipe for this Melon Smoothie actually came right from the PediaSure website. While these shakes can be given to your child just as they are, I decided to put a melon twist on this milkshake!
We definitely add ice to our Melon Smoothie, but another fun way to have these smoothies ready to go is to freeze the Vanilla Shake into ice cub trays so it will blend up with a smooth, milkshake consistency.
- 1/4 Cantaloupe Melon
- 1/4 Honeydew Melon
- 1 PediaSure Grow & Gain Vanilla Shake
- 1 Juice from a Lime
- Ice [if desired]
- Blend all ingredients together and serve!