½ a ripe cantaloupe (buy it a few days ahead, let it sit on the counter till sweet)
a few big spoonfuls of mascarpone cheese
a few spoonfuls of butternut squash baby food
a big spoonful of chocolate Ovaltine
a complimentary juice, or milk—use enough to get the smoothie to a thin consistency, so little ones can get it through a straw without frustration
optional: other available fruit (strawberries, blueberries, frozen raspberries, banana)
optional: yogurt, or vanilla ice cream
optional: peanut butter
Mix with a stick blender, or in a conventional blender, until smooth and thin. Serve in a kiddie’s straw cup.
From the kitchen of: Heather K.