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Thursday, June 23, 2011

My new favorite snack....Smoothies!

     I've made smoothies a time or two in the past, but recently I've become addicted to them. I have one for a snack about every day. Don't worry, I'm trying to make them pretty healthy. Besides, it has to be healthier than my ice cream addiction which I'm trying to going to break! And researchers at Purdue found that people stayed fuller longer when they drank thick drinks than when they drank thin ones---even when calories, temperatures, and amounts were equal.
    The best part is, you can pretty much throw in a few things you like and it will turn out great. There's not really a science to it.Just put it in your blender or Magic Bullet, and it's ready in about 30 seconds.
So, what are some of my favorites?

Measurements are approximate...
Coffee:
3/4 cup coffee
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt (or milk)
3 Tbl chocolate syrup (or cocoa)
1 Tbl vanilla protein powder
1 Tbl ground flax seed
sugar (if desired-I usually don't since the yogurt is sweet and I like black coffee anyhow!)
ice (the more you use, the thicker and more frappe like it will be...and the bigger the brain freeze!)

Banana Split:
1 banana
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
2 Tbl frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla protein powder
ice

Peanut Butter and Jelly
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp peanut butter
1 banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
2 tsp vanilla protein powder
ice

Berry:
1 scoop vanilla ice cream (or yogurt)
1/4 c frozen berries
1/2 cup milk
1 Tbl vanilla protein powder
ice

Pumpkin:
1 scoop ice cream (or yogurt)
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 Tbl vanilla protein powder
1 tsp ground flax
 ice

Blueberry Banana:
1 banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1 Tbl vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk
ice

2 comments:

  1. Pumpkin?! Now, that's a shake I haven't tried yet but that is about to change! It sounds so good!

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  2. It's like pumpkin pie in liquid form...so good!

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