I've been wanting to get back into smoothies for breakfast. I have a friend at the gym that was telling me about her smoothies/shakes and while I haven't tried her recipe, (includes protein powder, fruit, spinach, and almond milk) I did buy some almond milk to give it a try. I'm not a fan of soy milk (at all!), but the vanilla almond milk is yummy and the same amount of calories as a cup of skim milk (90 calories). I saw a recipe in a magazine I was reading while on the elliptical machine. I tried to recreate it this morning from memory and it was very tasty. Here it is:
1 cup of vanilla almond milk - 90 calories
1/2 cup frozen blueberries - 45 calories
1/4 cup frozen pineapple -20 calories
1 tsp agave sweetner (my addition for a little more umph!) - 20 calories
ice- no calories. haha
Blend together for a healthy treat that's only around 175 calories. I think I'll throw some spinach in next time. I hear you never taste it in shakes and it would add even more vitamins!