healthy for a day: smoothies

Yesterday I hit the grocery store and went the healthy route since I have a doc appointment tomorrow and have to weigh in on the doctor’s scale that’s always a few pounds less forgiving than my own. So I picked up a bunch of fruit and some yogurt, and last night decided to dust off the blender I’ve had for 8 YEARS that I’ve never used. Ever. Ready for the best, easiest strawberry banana smoothie recipe ever?

  • 10 oz strawberries (obvs cut the little leafy bits off) – I totally eyeballed what 10 oz of strawberries looks like. (1 bottle of hair color=2 oz, so the space that 5 bottles of hair color takes up is <——-this much——>) Simple enough.
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3/4 cup yogurt ( I got the grocery store brand tub of vanilla yogurt)
  • 3 tbsp sugar

Blend until smooth. It made enough for almost 3 full glasses so I saved the 3rd in the fridge and took it to go this morning.

Yes my friends, that’s a Reagle Beagle pint glass covered with tin foil with a straw poked through the top for the car ride to work.

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5 responses to “healthy for a day: smoothies

  1. Jane

    I’m inspired now. I think I’ll try my hand at smoothies this weekend. I’ll probably use peaches, though, because I hate strawberries.

    Aren’t you supposed to gain weight during pregnancy? I mean, there is a line, but you always look kinda skinny, but with a pregnant belly just glued on. You look kinda small, to me.

    Have fun at Doc’s! Best wishes.

  2. bohemianbailie

    I just said out loud to no one that your cup is genius!!!

  3. amg

    Oooh, hubs has been dying to make smoothies ever since we got our blender for our wedding. No matter that he calls said blender a “smoothie maker” and not one smoothie has been produced from it. That will end soon — thanks for the recipe!

  4. Now I want a smoothie! Too bad our blender sounds like an airplane is taking off in our kitchen, and sometimes I put headphones on before I use it… but it’s been a while since I’ve made a smoothie – now I’ll have to try this! Thanks for the recipe 🙂 Oh also, I love your cup.

  5. If you like smoothies, you should freeze bananas. They make the perfect ice. When I have a smoothie, I try to make it extremely thick so I can “pretend” it is ice cream. So far, it works really well (which is helpful for my weight loss) and it’s a great way for me to get in all the fruit I need (I use frozen strawberries as well or delicous frozen mixed berries from COSTCO). I also add milk or orange juice.

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