Two fall favorites — apples and pears — come together in a yummy yogurt shake that’s a perfect thermos-filler for busy mornings.
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Citrus zester or grater
Blender (adult needed)
- 1⁄2 cup apple cider or apple juice
- 1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 very ripe pear, quartered and cored
- 1⁄2 overripe banana
- Juice and grated zest from 1/4 lemon
- 3 ice cubes
Put all the ingredients in the blender.
Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, 30-60 seconds.
Divide the smoothie equally between 2 glasses and serve right away or store in a thermos or covered in the refrigerator, up to 4 hours.
Instead of the lemon zest, add 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger.