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Monkey Juice

Prep time: 7 Minutes Cook time: Serves: 4 Servings 1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
2 to 3 bananas
1 tbs vanilla sugar* or plain sugar

*Put 1/2 lb granulated sugar and 1 vanilla bean in an airtight container. Keep sealed for a week to let the flavor infuse the sugar; then remove bean.

"The kids pitch in by breaking bananas into pieces and putting them in the blender," says Danelson, who serves this thick, creamy drink at breakfast or for a snack.

Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice (about 4 cubes) and whirl until ice is crushed. Pour into cups and serve with straws. 148 calories, 1 g fat (.4 g saturated), 17 mg sodium, 1.2 mg cholesterol.