Hey, anybody heard of this little website called Pinterest?! It’s this new super-cool place to
post interesting waste your time!! Like we needed any more of those eh? And guess what? I’m totally on it.
Well, one day browsing Pinterest, I finally gave in and started a board on fitness and healthy eating. [Can I just say, there is so many food pinners out there that I've had to stop going on Pinterest past 7pm so I don't get the munchies!] It’s quite sad that ‘pinning’ exercises doesn’t actually burn calories, in fact I belive there’s a pin about it.
In my feverish ‘surfing’ and ‘pinning’ and ‘liking’….[what have we made of our lives?] I stumbled upon a wickedly green looking smoothie. My life was about to change drastically.
I have never been much of a smoothie person as I can see the epic amounts of hidden calories in them. I never thought they were worth it. Now pile a heap of whipping cream on top of a double cappuccino and you’re talking my language. But I digress.
Now I did it her way first, I promise, and it was oh so good. It was, however, 350 calories. I knew I could cut it back and save the nutrition and flavor. Here’s my modified version that has served as my breakfast for the past two and a half weeks.
- 3/4 c Fat Free Liberty Greek Style Yogurt with Honey – 140 calories
- 1/2 Banana, frozen in slices – 53 calories
- 4 c Spinach – 28 calories
- 1 tsp Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter – 27 calories
- 1 c of water, give or take – 0 calories
Put everything in the blender, hit ‘liquefy’ and watch. Add more water if needed. 248 Calories total.
I’ve been playing around with this a bit. This morning TF asked for a smoothie too and I know he likes blueberries so I added a cup of frozen berries. I ran out of spinach yesterday so I added a couple teaspoons of Greens Plus powder. I threw 1/2 an avocado in the other day – super silky texture! And usually I have the portioned out yogurt, so I freeze those as well.
I have become the monster.
Enjoy your week, and check out Iowa Girl!
Peace out homes.