by Skinny Ms.
Have a special treat that’s also full of nutrients and ultra thick and yummy. This strawberry banana smoothie recipe is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a post-workout snack. It is packed with fresh berries and bananas, so all the sweetness comes from fresh fruit. With plenty of vitamins and nutrients, healthy smoothies are a great meal replacement option or to enjoy as a treat when you get a craving for something sweet.
Smoothie recipes are extremely flexible. Mixing fruit with other ingredients often overpowers the less appealing taste of vegetables, protein, and other add-ins. This makes smoothies a great option for getting vegetables into kids and adults who tend to shy away from the somewhat bitter taste of raw veggies. Blend up some spinach or kale with a few apples and berries and you would never know you are downing several servings of raw leafy greens. Imagine that – raw veggies actually tasting like dessert! It’s a dream come true for moms and dieters alike.
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Serving Size: 1/2 of the entire recipe | Calories: 122 | Previous Points: 2 | Points Plus: 3 | Total Fat: 1 gm | Saturated Fats: 0 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 24 mg | Sodium: 28 mg | Carbohydrates: 27 gm | Dietary fiber: 3 gm | Sugars: 15 gm | Protein: 3 gm
- 1 large frozen banana (slice into 1″ pieces before freezing)
- 6 large frozen strawberries (unsweetened)
- 1/2″ slice fresh ginger root (optional)
- 1 cup skim milk (almond or milk alternative**)
- ½ cup Greek Yogurt, plain fat free
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1/2 cup pure pomegranate juice ( with no added sugar or apple juice)
- Add ice for a thicker smoothie
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy…just like a milkshake. Add a straw and enjoy!
Tip: If you are out of pomegranate juice substitute 1/2 cup chilled green tea (home brewed is best with no added sweeteners and a lot less expensive than buying).
Skinny Ms. recommends these high-powered blenders for smoothies:
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Cuisinart Blenders tend to be mid-level and mid-priced. They may not pulverize a raw apple into juice, but they can blend most smoothie ingredients in a snap.
The Hamilton Beach 56221 Smoothie Smart Blender is affordable, durable and has great features and is super easy to clean. Its one touch automatic cycle blends smoothies perfectly the first time – no need to stop and stir like with other models.
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