9.07.2009

mmm... smoothies

well, we have started weight watchers again around here. the last time we started, it was right before the holidays... that is so not a good idea. however, by starting it now, we should be at our goal weights by the holidays. at least i hope to be. anyway, we've been really enjoying some smoothies and our blender has earned a permanent spot on the counter. (thanks, janet!) i thought i would share two of our favorite recipes, plus points, for you to try out, too. i found these on the food network website.



Mixed Berries and Banana Smoothie


1 c. frozen mixed berries

1 (frozen) ripe banana

1/2 c. low-fat vanilla yogurt

1/4 c. orange juice

1 tsp. honey (optional)



Combine all ingredients together in a blender and puree until smooth. (Entire amount = 4 pts)



Wake-Up Smoothie

1 1/4 c. orange juice, preferably calcium-fortified

1 banana

1 1/4 c. frozen berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and/or strawberries

1/2 c. low-fat vanilla yogurt

1 tbsp. sugar or splenda



Combine OJ, banana, berries, yogurt and sugar/splenda, in a blender. Cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately. (2 servings= 4 pts. each)



i prefer to use simply orange brand orange juice and dannon light 'n' fit vanilla yogurt.





walmart brand frozen berries are really good, but any brand will do. enjoy!

1 comments:

Brad and Becca said...

Mmmm....I see some smoothies in our near future! :)