Thursday, April 15, 2010

I Love Smoothies!!


When the weather starts getting warmer, my favorite healthy snack is a fruit smoothie. You can pick up bags of frozen fruit at the grocery store and keep them on hand for impromptu smoothie making.

Basic Fruit Smoothie Recipe
1 cup of skim milk (I only use skim in smoothies) 90 calories
1/2 cup low fat PLAIN yogurt 55 calories
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup frozen fruit of choice
( I like blueberries, strawberries,peaches) approx 50 calories
2 packets TRUVIA or sweetener of your choice
total calories : 195
Place all ingredients in a blender, and pulse a little at first to break up the ice and frozen fruit, then blend until well mixed. Pour in a large glass, insert straw and slurp!

You can use any combination of frozen fruit, frozen banana pieces would be good too and the yogurt gives it a great taste, but you can leave that out if you want. I think it is a very healthy and satisfying snack for around 195 calories! And....you can adjust the ingredients according to your taste, more ice for thicker and if you use fresh fruit, less ice for a thinner consistency!

5 comments:

  1. mmm, i love smoothies and they can be so healthy so i don't have to feel bad :) sadly, our blender broke so we are waiting for someone to buy us the cool beehive one off our registry, haha.

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  2. Yum! That looks and sounds so good! It's so cool that we're on the same wavelength, let's check in and keep each other going!

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  3. Looks great! I plan on kicking back lots of smoothies and getting my pudge back off! I will use this recipe for sure!

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  4. there's nothing like a good smoothie, I love blueberries in my smoothie and it's always a treat to enjoy a full glass, love your blog

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