In case any of you ever need it, or care, this is the concoction I figured out to get her to take a little formula. If she drinks the whole amount in two days, she's getting the eqivalent of one 8-oz. bottle of formula a day. The effects of 1 1/2 strength formula are balanced out by the effects of consuming bananas and molasses. Remember to wash your bananas before peeling, all kinds of things live on them. I think this is absolutely gross, but then, I'm not a baby. She likes it so much, I'll probably keep giving them to her till she's two, just switch to toddler formula, if she still needs extra nutrition. Makes about 4 6-oz. sippy-cups full (about 3 cups).
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 8 scoops Similac Advance infant formula powder (or enough to mix with 16 oz. of water of whatever formula you prefer; read the label)
- 3 fresh bananas
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. blackstrap molasses
- Place water and formula powder in a blender, cover, and blend until completely mixed.
- Add bananas, broken into chunks, one at a time. Blend after each one to thoroughly liquefy.
- Add molasses (more if bananas aren't very ripe, less if they are very ripe) and blend once more.
- Serve cold. Refrigerate left-overs for up to 48 hours, then discard.
This recipe was submitted by ketchupqueen on January 23, 2005.