Wednesday, September 3, 2008

it's good...and good for you

So, have you ever had a hankerin' for something sweet but didn't want something totally unhealthy that's loaded with fat and calories? Yeah, I thought so. Although, don't get me wrong, fat and calories are mighty tasty sometimes. Anyway I made some quick and easy smoothies the other day (and today as well) that really hit the spot.

Triple Berry Yogurt Smoothie
1 1/2 C. low fat vanilla yogurt
1 C. frozen berries (I didn't really measure the berries)
1/4 to 1/2 C. milk

All I did was blend it until it was smooth. I adjusted the amount of milk added in so that it was easier for the girls to drink it with a straw, because heaven knows that purple smoothies will certainly stain the clothes if spilled. The whole batch had maybe 6g of fat. And it made enough for all of us to have some. It made a great snack one day...and one night after dinner it was dessert. It is also tasty (and a little more unhealthy) with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream

added to the mix...Mmmmm! All in all, everyone enjoyed it...and it's gluten free!


Anonymous said...

what would happen if you added ice cubes? Would it make it slushy? I need to get myself a blender for the very reason of making smoothies! In all my 17 years of marriage, I have never had one! I will keep checking my favorite consignment store...
two more days...Kim Y

~ANG said...

Seriously? You need a blender...smoothies are fun!

Adrienne said...

We used to make smoothies every day - they were so good. I need to do that again. (I also added wheat germ ... but dont' put in too much if ya know what I mean!)