About those smoothies…

Friday I promised you more info about the smoothies I’ve been making. The thing is, I get into a breakfast routine and continue eating the exact same thing until I’ve pretty much killed it. (I’ve slowed down on the smoothies so hopefully this won’t happen.)

So, when I figured out what I liked in my smoothie on Monday, I just stuck with it until I ran out of the fruits I was using. Then I came up with another blend.

And, of course, I’m going to share them with you:

Tropical Banana-Berry Blend:

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk to cut down on the dairy)
  • 1/2 cup plain, nonfat yogurt
  • 1 cup fruit mix (I used a frozen banana-strawberry-pineapple mix)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 tsp. honey

Just dump it all in a blender, secure the lid and blend for about a minute or until well-blended. If you measure everything but the ice the night before and leave it in the refrigerator, this will only take a couple of minutes to prepare as part of your breakfast. Since there isn’t much protein in this smoothie, I also ate a protein bar. The combo kept me full for 4-5 hours!
Servings: 1

Cirtrus-Berry Blend (pictured):

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk to cut down on the dairy)
  • 1/2 cup plain, nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup berry mix (I used a frozen mix of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and pomegranate seeds)
  • 1 cup ice

The same goes for this one: Put all ingredients in a blender,  secure the lid and blend for about a minute or until well-blended. Also, notice that there isn’t any additional sweetener (like honey) in this recipe. That’s because I think the orange juice is sweet enough to compensate (plus, it already has A LOT of sugar!)
Servings: 1.5

If you try either of these, let me know what you think! Give me some pointers and share your own recipes!

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One response to “About those smoothies…

  1. You can tweak this smoothie recipe further by adding ground flax or sesame seeds , protein powder or simply experiment with different fruits and vegetables until you find the combination that is right for you and your tastes.

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