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Monday, June 23, 2008

Banana Smoothies are Delicious...

low calorie banana smoothieSo today I thought I'd share with you my first recipe. It only has a few ingredients, but that doesn't mean it isn't super yummy.

Use the following recipe to make a low calorie, healthy, banana smoothie that doesn't require any mixes, anything unnatural, or anything artificial.

Here is the recipe:

Step 1: Take a medium banana (~ 7") out of its peel. Split it in half, and put it in a Zip-lock bag. Then put it in the freezer. Let it freeze for a good amount of time (several hours).

Step 2: Combine the 2 frozen banana pieces with a cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk in your favorite blender.

Step 3: Add one teaspoon of maple syrup. Maple syrup is a great, natural, sweetener, which I will blog about in a later posting.

Step 4: (Optional) Add a small about of Vanilla flavoring, to taste

Step 5: Add a bit of ice if you want the smoothie to seem bigger, and then blend it. Blend it for a bit longer than you normally would, because it will make it more frothy and filling.

Step 6: Put it in a cup and enjoy!

This recipe is about 160 calories (3-4 WW Points), depending on how big of a banana you use. It also can be made with just half of the banana for a lower calorie, smaller, snack.

Yummy Tip: You can also top your drink with a bit of Fat Free Whipped Cream if you like (add appropriate amount calories if you decide to do this)!

Note: You can substitute any fruit for the banana in this recipe. Check out my posting on frozen fruit.

Let me know if you like it!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can also add a Tsp of pure Cocoa powder. It's only 15 calories (Ghiradelli's), and you get a 'chocolate shake' with antioxidants! (I bought Scharfenberger powder the other day and it's 25 cals for a Tsp)

Juliet said...

Oh awesome - that is such a good idea! Thank you. Yum!!!

Anonymous said...

yey reddiwip doesnt have hydrogenated oils :D

Anonymous said...

it is wonderful.and i love banana very much

Ashley said...

juliet,
i just tried this out today and its amazing! definitely a great snack when i'm craving something sweet. thanks so much for posting this!

Juliet said...

Ashley -- Yay! I'm so glad you like it!

WesternBananaDiet said...

Hi,

You just gave me an idea - and a good question. Do Banana Smoothies count as part of the Western Banana diet?

Anonymous said...

I want to change my diet but some of these thing are not available where I from give me recipes of things I can get in the caribbean

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