Thursday, June 2, 2011

That was tasty...

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!


Kate said...

I love almond milk! I do skim milk too, but too much dairy bugs my stomach sometimes... So Delicious brand Coconut Milk is great too & calories are about the same.

Jillian, Inc said...

I've been having morning smoothies now for about 3 weeks and love them. I'm a soy milk drinker...and I also do use the protein powder and spinach. I sometimes add a little greek yogurt along with all the fruit. Yum!