Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Smoothie Deliciousness

Smoothies are great for breakfast. They are quick to put together if you are always running late like me, and they can be really good for you. I really start to crave smoothies during the spring, and I have been making them every morning lately. I think I have some pretty good ones, so I thought I would share my recipes with you...


Blueberry-Banana Smoothie

1/2 cup plain, non-fat Greet yogurt (I like Chobani)

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 banana

This is a great, fruity smoothie, and it comes in around 210 calories. I have been using frozen blueberries, but The Farmer's blueberries are ready now, so I will be adding fresh ones. I will also switch out the fruit every once in a while -- sometimes peaches, sometimes strawberries.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie

1/2 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

1/2 banana

1/2 T peanut butter

1 T light chocolate syrup (I use Hershey's)

handful of ice

This one is my favorite, and it isn't too bad on calories either -- only about 248.

I used to use orange juice or other fruit juice in my smoothies, but I saw a recipe for smoothies in Health magazine, and they used almond milk. I thought I would give it a try, and I really like it much better than fruit juice.

Do you have any good smoothie recipes?


Mandy said...

Those look delicious! How many WW points are you giving them?

I'maNolaGirl said...

I might start coming by in the mornings! These sound delish!

ashley seawell said...

ok i want to try these but were do you get the vanilla almond milk? is it with the plain milk in the store?

Kelly said...

As soon as we get settled into our new house, I want to start making smoothies in the morning...I'm so excited you posted these recipes. Can't wait to try them out!

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