Milk and Cookies Smoothie

Serves 3
You can sell any kid on this healthy drink, although you need to sell yourself first—because it sounds like a sweet instead of a nutritious breakfast smoothie. In fact, it’s amazingly good fuel for a busy day, even if you consume nothing else but this drink first thing in the morning: protein (from the peanut butter, milk, and milk ice cubes), potassium (a natural energy booster from the banana), an immune strengthener from the honey, and enough carbs from the tea biscuits to sustain you until lunchtime. Be sure to make your frozen milk cubes in advance.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup milk ice cubes (about 7 cubes)
  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 1/2 cup crushed English tea biscuits
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey, to taste


  1. In a blender combine milk, milk ice cubes, banana, cookies, peanut butter, and honey. Puree until smooth. Divide between serving glasses and serve immediately.
cook's note
Small and sweet, tea biscuits are a cross between a cookie and a cracker. They’re nutritious and travel-friendly, easy to store and carry. My favorite brand is McVitie’s “digestives,” which are salty-sweet and perfect for dipping in tea or coffee. You can find them in the English or international section of your supermarket or online at
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