Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Smoothie Standby

I'm a breakfast gal, always have been. I wake up and maybe 15 minutes (sometimes less) goes by before my morning hunger gets the better of me. As a rule I usually enjoy something hearty that will stay with me through my first group of massage appointments. I'm talking country morning breakfasts large enough to feed farm hands.... that's how I like my breakfasts and that's one of the many, many thousands of reasons that I got to be over 300 pounds.

So needless to say those types of breakfasts have become few and far between in my life now. I have managed to start my day with very healthy good sized portion meals for years now but something happens later on in the day to evening and my good healthy meal plans go right out the window. I'm working on that. It's taking a little longer than expected but everyday I learn something more.

So when I know that my mornings are going to be a little bit more relaxed and that I will have chances to grab snacks to refuel between massage appointments I like to eat something a little lighter. So I have a smoothie standby that I usually run to. Sometimes the yogurt flavor or combination of fruits will change but the core ingredients stay the same.

1/2 cup of plain yogurt
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
2 tsp fiber
4-5 frozen strawberries
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup of reduced or low fat milk ( sometimes more or less depending on thickness of smoothie)

Blend till the consistency of your choosing and voila!

Slurpie tasty goodness!

I have some kiwis that will be ripe soon so maybe I will add them to my next concoction. :)


girlysmack said...

Sounds sooo good!

Jennifer said...

I think I would like this if I could get the fruit really smooth. I just can't stand drinking a big glop of something.

Anonymous said...

Great smoothie recipe. I think I have all of those ingredients....and I will try your recipe;) I think I will add one ingredient: Acai Berry for the antioxidant goodness.