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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!


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)

Elizabeth 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

Anonymous said...

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!

Elizabeth said...

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

Unknown said...


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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