Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Best Smoothie

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I'm not a big breakfast person.

I'm usually good about eating breakfast, but I almost always have to force myself to do so. I'm not hungry enough when I wake up, but I know I'll be ravenous a few hours before lunch if I don't eat. So I started making smoothies.



Even if I don't want to eat, I can always drink something. And this smoothie is the perfect breakfast food.

It's healthy.

It's filling.

It's delicious.

And it's pink.

Drinking pink things will make anyone have a better day. I'm pretty sure that's been scientifically proven.

You've got to take my word for it, and try this. I don't drink almond milk, I absolutely hate eating cottage cheese, and I'm not a big fan of snacking on uncooked oatmeal. But when it's all blended up with strawberries, it's like a delicious milk shake.

Cold, creamy, and sweet, with just the slightest tang.

And it will fill you up for hours.

Strawberry Smoothie
Makes 1 Large Serving

  • 1 Cup Unsweetend Vanilla Almond Milk (I use Silk brand)
  • 1/2 Cup Fat-Free Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal, uncooked
  • 2 Packets Truvia (Optional, but this is what makes it sweet and delicious!)
  • 1 Cup (About) Frozen Strawberries
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth and enjoy!
It's super easy and quick, which is always a plus in the mornings.

You can substitute other fruits in place of the strawberries if you prefer. I also enjoy it with peaches, but I stick with strawberries most days, thanks to the giant bag in my freezer from Sam's. 

Nutritional Info
Calories: 310
Total Fat: 6 grams
Total Carbs: 48 grams
Fiber: 9 grams
Protein: 18 grams

See, a delicious smoothie can actually be good for you! Plus it's got about 55% of your daily calcium, which is always great.

So try it out. I promise you'll love it too!


Every time I make this, my son starts a running commentary of "Yuck! Cottage cheese! Ew! Gross!"

But when I asked him to hold the jar while I took a picture, he immediately started drinking it. His first words were "This is really good! It's yummy!" He's a smoothie convert now!



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