Basic Nutritious Frappe

Since my daughters are home for winter break, I’ve decided to devote this week to Cooking with Kids! We’ll be selecting simple salt free / low sodium recipes, easy enough for children to create, yet delicious enough for the entire family to enjoy. My daughters will be running the show in the kitchen, I’ll do clean up, and hopefully we’ll have a lot of fun in the process. So without further ado, let’s get to today’s recipe! This frappe is so yummy. Perfect for breakfast or a great *pick me up* anytime. I’m not sure if it’s the winter blahs setting in, but there’s something to be said for a sweet splash of sunshine to lift the spirits. This recipe comes from my beloved Stonyfield Farm Yogurt Cookbook. If you don’t have plain yogurt, feel free to substitute whatever flavor you have on hand. Who knows what crazy combinations you’ll come up with (particularly with kids involved!)

Serves 2.

SODIUM CONTENT: 75 mg per serving


1 banana
1 c. plain yogurt
1 c. orange juice


Slice the banana into pieces, then place in a blender or food processor.

Add the yogurt, then pour in the orange juice.

Put the lid on tight! Then process until smooth.

Pour into glasses and serve immediately. ENJOY!

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7 Responses to Basic Nutritious Frappe

  1. John says:

    Wow – looks delicious! Great job team! I hope you saved some for me!

  2. Christy says:

    WOOT! Go Team Ellingsworth! They were so yummy we made a second batch; we’ll make #3 when you get home!

  3. Hey, that one’s so easy even I might be able to do it. Especially because you know I’d never actually slice up the banana; I’d just plop that thing down in the blender and see what happens.

    I love anything with plain yogurt! Especially Greek yogurt.

  4. Christy says:

    Even w/ the slicing, we had some banana chunks (yum)

    I bet this would taste great w/ honey yogurt too. And it’s so good for you = zero guilt. 🙂

  5. i love your counter tops and they just glisten in the photos. leaves me longing for some butcher block. as for banananananas, well…wait for it…i don’t really like them. i’m sure this drink would be equally delish with strawberries or other fruit, though! nice suggestion and one easy enough for even me to master!!

  6. Christy says:

    LOL (wait for it…!! I’m not surprised)

    You crack me up Nat. I seriously hope you take vitamins or I’m slightly fearful for your longer term health. What DO you eat? It’s a mystery how you haven’t shriveled up and blown away. You do eat veggies right? They are GOOD for you. Fruit can’t be too scary – apart from the frightening bananas HAHAH — just kidding, I know some people are thrown off by their texture. Not me! At this point w/ the salt restriction, if it’s low sodium, isn’t spoiled and isn’t moving any longer, I am GAME!

  7. Christy says:

    PS: did you notice the share buttons?!

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