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!


Brad and Becca said...

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