Friday, March 16, 2012

Awesome Smoothie!!

I came across this recipe for a Chocolate Banana Smoothie ~ and since I've been "trying" to eat healthier, thought I'd try it. This version was pretty good.

Here is the original recipe:

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

1 cup (8 oz) fat-free plain yogurt, partially frozen.
3/4 c fat-free milk
1 banana-broken into pieces
1 T unsweetened cocoa
3 packets artificial sweetener

Combine yogurt, milk, banana, cocoa and sweetener in blender. Blend until smooth.
Makes approx. 2 1/2 cups

Now, I didn't have any unsweetened cocoa, but I did have some sugar free hot chocolate mix, which I used instead. Worked out fairly well.

To get my yogurt "frozen", I popped it into the freezer the night before. I got it out of the freezer the next morning, and let it sit out for about 20 minutes. It popped right out into the blender! Perfect!!

Now, I've been trying a few variations. All of the fruit varieties I've tried so far have been great!
When using the fruit yogurts, I've omitted the bananas and the cocoa. My favorite, by far, has been the plain vanilla yogurt. It almost takes like a vanilla milkshake! I also prefer using vanilla Soy milk instead of regular milk.