Stupendous Strawberry Smoothie

12Jun10

Look, recipes for strawberry smoothies abound. Some involve ice cream and frozen yogurt. Others rely on protein and fiber supplements to provide the healthfulness. In my opinion, nothing in the whole world tastes quite as good as SIMPLE. Enter: the smoothie recipe I’m sharing with you today.

If you’ll forgive the picture quality, you may notice that this cup is empty – only the tell-tale signs of a recently consumed smoothie remain. Let that be proof enough that these smoothies–simple, cheap, healthful as they are – disappeared in record time. My husband, who is always a fan of smoothie, couldn’t believe the full, rich flavor of this low (almost non-existent) fat, low-cal, delicious treat. Oh, and even if you’re tempted to add a teaspoon or two of sugar or fake sugar, don’t. This baby is sweet enough on its own!

Use it as a dessert. Use it as a meal replacement or supplement. Use it as a “PICK ME UP NOW, I NEED SOMETHING COOL AND AMAZING.” You will love this basic recipe. Guaranteed. Also, the high Vitamin C, Potassium, and Calcium content is a good boost to your daily nutrition – and the fiber ain’t terrible either.

I chose to use frozen, unsweetened, un-fiddled-with strawberries from Costco. They come in a big ol’ bag for cheap. You can also use fresh strawberries that (1) you freeze on your own or (2) supplement with 5 or 6 ice cubes.

Stupdendous Strawberry Smoothe
Serves 1

1 ripe banana
6 oz (1 container) non-fat vanilla yogurt [I used ‘Light and Fit,’ which had amazing flavor]
1 cup (140g or so) frozen strawberries, unsweetened
1/4 cup 1% milk

Plop your banana, yogurt, strawberries, and finally, milk into the blender. Pulse on low, then blend until smooth (about 10 seconds). Serve in a large cup and suck that smoothie down.

Calorie Breakdown
PER SERVING
1 ripe banana [110 calories]
6 oz. (‘Light and Fit’) non-fat vanilla yogurt [80 calories]
1 cup frozen strawberries [50 calories]
1/4 cup 1% milk [25]
TOTAL: 265 CALORIES

Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Stupendous Strawberry Smoothie”

  1. This sounds almost exactly how I make smoothies for breakfast for the kids and I. I never measure though, just throw stuff in until it looks good. You’re right, its absolutely delicious!

  2. 2 Tes

    I make banana and strawberries smoothie, too. But we have it quite sweet, so we add some honey in it too. It’s really delicious!


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