by Gale Compton
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).
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