This smoothie has kind of a long name but it sounds good, doesn’t it? I found this recipe in a cookbook called Eating Clean in Costa Rica. The instructions for the recipe included amounts measured in grams, milliliters, etc., so I converted the amounts and adjusted some amounts slightly. Continue reading
I’m a big fan of peanut butter and have been since I was a kid. It’s just one of those classic foods that people of all ages love. If you’re a peanut butter lover too, you’ve probably seen PBfit® Peanut Butter Powder on the shelves at your grocery store. I received some complimentary samples of both the Chocolate and Original PBfit products, and learned a little more about them. They have 87% (yes 87%) less fat than traditional peanut butter and 1/3 of the calories. So that’s great news for peanut butter fans who are trying to cut calories!
It looks like this may turn out to be a really hot summer! It will actually be getting up in the 90’s where I live in the next few days–yikes!. When the weather gets that hot, I crave something cool and refreshing…like this Mango-Orange Smoothie! It’s surprisingly thick and Continue reading
If you want to start your St. Patrick’s Day out with something on the healthy side, give this Shamrock Smoothie a try! It also makes a delicious cool and creamy treat in the afternoon! This smoothie gets it’s creaminess from the tasty blend of frozen kiwifruit, banana, and key lime yogurt. You can substitute vanilla yogurt, but I really like this with the key lime flavor! Continue reading
For me, summer is smoothie weather and I love having them for breakfast! It’s always fun trying out different flavors. Strawberries, kiwifruit, and bananas are a great combination, and this smoothie uses frozen banana slices to help thicken it and make it creamy. This smoothie is good and easy to make. And using a slice of kiwifruit as a garnish adds a nice colorful touch! Try this out for breakfast or for a healthy afternoon snack.
STRAWBERRY-KIWI-BANANA SMOOTHIE by NancyC
Makes about 2 cups
1 medium size banana, sliced and frozen
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
- 1/3 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (or substitute a dairy-free yogurt)
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup milk (you can use low-fat, soy, or almond milk)
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon ground flaxseed
- Optional: a slice of kiwifruit for garnish
Add frozen banana slices, fresh strawberry slices, kiwifruit slices, yogurt, honey, milk, and flaxseed, if using, into a blender. Blend mixture for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass, add a slice of kiwifruit as a garnish, and enjoy!
This smoothie is a real treat and it’s nice that it’s healthy, too! I love making things with fresh fruit–especially strawberries! Are you a fan of strawberries, too?