I put an entire breakfast into a blender and I made it a smoothie.
I blame John Green. He put the idea in my head by blenderizing a happy meal.
My original idea was just to soak the cereal in milk and strain it out, making Xtreme Cocoa Pebbles chocolate milk. So I put the cereal in a bowl, poured some milk, and put it in the fridge while I caught up on my DVRed shows. (White Collar- totally called that twist. Community- genre spoof episodes are the best. Psych- can Cary Elwes be in all the things?) When I went back to check on it, the cereal had sogged up so much that it kind of looked like rice pudding. And I'm like, yay, I can skip a step and not strain this out. But if soggy cereal skeeves you, feel free to strain it out.
This smoothie is super thick. It's like a milkshake, but much healthier and more nutritious. Just skim milk, frozen fruit, and breakfast cereal. And chocolate syrup, because chocolate syrup. It's a complete breakfast in portable form. And rather more delicious than a blenderized happy meal. Banana and raspberries plus cocoa pebbles? You can't really go wrong. The super chocolate-y-ness of the Xtreme Cocoa Pebbles worked well for this. It was better than chocolate milk-- they added flavor and sweetness, as well as texture and nutrition.
Xtreme Cocoa Pebbles Banana Berry Smoothies
Yield: 4 smoothies
1½ cups skim milk
1 cup Xtreme Cocoa Pebbles
2 bananas, frozen
1 cup frozen raspberries
1-2 tbsp. chocolate syrup (depending on how chocolatey you want your smoothies)
Add the milk and Xtreme Cocoa Pebbles to a bowl and stir. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for minimum 1 hour (stirring once or twice to make sure the cereal is evenly coated).
Add the bananas, raspberries, chocolate syrup, and the milk/cereal mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Kim
Disclaimer: I received free samples of Post Xtreme Cocoa Pebbles cereal for the purposes of review. I received no further compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*