In my effort to eat healthier, I’ve been on quite the smoothie kick for breakfast. Plus, since I’m always running behind in the morning for some reason, it’s an easy breakfast I can whip up, pour into my plastic cup, drop in a straw and hit the road. Who actually has time to sit down to breakfast, anyways?
I bought frozen fruit from Wal-Mart. That stuff must have gold flakes in it or something, because it’s pricey – so Wal-Mart was the only way I was going to get home with any. I have strawberries, blueberries, and a bag of mixed peaches, pineapple, mango and strawberries. YUM.
I also bought a fresh pineapple and a bunch of bananas and cut both up and froze them separately.
–Approx. one cup of frozen fruit
Favorite possible combos are –
- Blueberries and strawberries
- A scoop of the mixed peaches, mango, etc. variety
- Strawberry and banana
- Pineapple and Banana (hellooooo – add some rum and this one goes from breakfast to happy hour in a flash.)
–3/4ish cup of skim milk (I never measure, so add more or less if you want it thicker or runnier)
–Two big spoonfuls of low-fat vanilla yogurt (this is my sweetener – you can leave it out, but might want to add a sprinkle of splenda or something to cut the tartness of the fruit)
Blend until smooth.
–AND, new addition to the smoothie this morning – a big, heaping handful of baby spinach. WHAAAAT? Gross out, right?
Actually, not really! I had heard that you can’t taste the spinach at all, and it gives you some extra vitamins and helps keep you fuller.
I gave it a whirl in a banana-pineapple smoothie today and it was a WINNER. It was a light green color and I did get the occasional chunk of spinach – but other than that, you couldn’t taste it. And I could remedy that with a little extra stirring and blending.
Yummmo. I like it when I can trick myself into adding extra nutrients into the ol’ diet.
Have a smooth one, friends.