I’ve been eating way too many sweets these past few weeks! So I just had to have something healthy for breakfast a few days ago. You know, to sort of balance things out. 😉 The weather had warmed up to an unseasonably balmy 50 degrees, so I thought a smoothie sounded good. I wanted to make one with cranberries, since this is cranberry season, so I came up with this healthy little recipe. It’s a thick, creamy smoothie that also has frozen raspberries, yogurt, honey and a banana in it to help make it nice and thick. It’s not super-sweet, just sweet enough. Drinking this honey-sweetened smoothie helped me from overdoing it on sweets later in the day. Now today was a different story. I probably should have made this smoothie for breakfast again!
This recipe makes 1 large serving (12 to 14 ounces) or 2 smaller servings.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup nonfat milk or soymilk
- 1/2 cup plain, vanilla, or raspberry yogurt (I like to use plain Greek yogurt)
- 1 Tablespoon honey
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 1 large or 2 small servings. If you want to make this smoothie extra healthy, sprinkle in some flax seed–about 1/2 Tablespoon–before blending mixture. You won’t even be able to taste it, and you’ll get some extra fiber!