Smoothies

By · July 7, 2010 · Dieting Healthy Eating Nutrition Weight Loss · Leave a comment

What could be better on a hot summer day than a fresh fruit smoothie?

Smoothies are easy to make and can be used as a meal replacement or as a snack. The difference is in the calories. So pay attention! 200 calories is a snack. 400 calories is a meal. In most cases, the banana is the “meal-breaker”. If you add one, it’s a meal. If you delete the banana, it’s a snack. Here are a few of my favorites.

Snack:
1 scoop vanilla protein powder ( I like Whey Cool Vanilla Protein Powder)
1 cup skim milk or water
1/2 cup frozen or fresh berries
Add ice if you like it thicker. Blend.

Meal Replacements:
#1
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup skim milk
1 small or 1/2 banana
1/2 cup berries
Add ice if you want it thicker
Blend

#2
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup skim milk
1 small or 1/2 banana
2 Tbs almond butter
Add ice if you want it thicker
Blend

Liquid Breakfast:

1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup dried oats (I use Quaker Oats)
1 cup skim milk or more if you like it thinner
1/2 cup berries
Blend well.
Don’t let this sit too long or it will thicken.

So drink up and enjoy!

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