Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Smoothie newbie

Any tips for a girl with a new blender and a desire to healthy up her breakfast routine?? I am clueless.

5 comments:

Criztawl said...

I hate smoothies, so unfortunately I can't be of help :P

I actually don't hate smoothies, I have a texture issue, I like the way they taste but for whatever reason just can't drink them :(

♥ Dee ♥ said...

Here's a common one for me:

Today's Green Monster

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup almond breeze
vanilla
1 T ground flax
1 T oat bran
50 g tofu
1/4 cup ff plain yogurt
1 kiwi
3 strawberries
70 g kale

Mind you, spinach works WAY better than kale. It's not bitter. You can mix and match your ingredients. The good news is, there are no rules. :)

Tamara said...

I like to keep them simple. Here's my recipe for my breakfast smoothie. I drink this around 8:00am and I'm usually good till about 11:30.

1/2 cup frozen fruit any kind (I like berry blends but really anything will do)
1/2 frozen banana (peel your overripe bananas, cut them in half and freeze them. Slice them just before they go in the blender. Frozen banana is the key to a creamy smoothie)
1/2 cup ff milk, soy milk, almond milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 portion whey isolate protein powder - I like vanilla (you can leave this out but it's smart to leave it in)
1 tsp flax oil

Blend it well and enjoy.

Variation: use pineapple for the frozen fruit and add a little coconut flavouring and you've got yourself a breakfast pina colada. No rum though! :)

Watching and Weighting said...

i use the tried and true method of strawberries, banana and a ww yogurt with a bit of water to thin it out - absolutely gorgeous!

foodiegettingfit said...

Have a Green Monster. SOO DELICIOUS!
I have one banana, 5-6 strawberries, some vanilla soymilk or 1% milk, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder and 2-3 handfuls of spinach. You don't taste the spinach and it's a salad for a meal. SOO GOOD!