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!