Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nutella Chocolate Decadence

Oh my wow. If you have a chocolate craving, for whatever reason then this is the smoothie for you! Check it.

1 cup 1% milk, 3p+
2T Nutella, 5p+
1/2 cup plain 0% Greek yogurt, 1p+
2T sugar free Hershey's syrup, 1p+
1 banana, 0p+
2T cool whip free, 0p+
5 ice cubes

Layer ingredients in blender in order shown and blend til smooth.

Yield: 1 | 10p+

Now, I know the p+ value of this is kind of high for a breakfast smoothie. But look at it this way, you get in 1 1/2 servings of your dairy and a fruit/veg serving as well. The Hershey's syrup is not really needed as it was crazy chocolatey. The Cool Whip would have been just as delicious on top of the smoothie as it was mixed in.

I have noticed that a lot of people from the Weight Watchers board I frequent are beginning to count calories instead of points. I want to start posting the calories but need to find a reliable source to begin doing it from. So I am working on it and if you are counting calories don't give up on me!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Strawberry Kiwi

Good morning! Look at me, posting 2 days in a row. I almost added a handful of spinach since the color or this is kind of ugly, but whatever I rolled with it.

1 cup light minute maid OJ, 1p+
2 kiwi, peeled and cut in half, 0p+
1 cup plain 0% Greek yogurt, 3p+
5 frozen strawberries, 0p+
2 heaping T Cool Whip Free, 0p+

Layer ingredients in blender in order shown and blend til smooth.

Yield: 1 | 4p+

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pineapple Mango Banana Smoothie

Hey all! So I am finally back with some great new ideas. Here is one that is so delicious. I will give you warning though, it is quite tart, likely due to the large amount of plain Greek yogurt. My mango was a little under ripe, if you were to use a really ripe mango it might help but if you make this as is, don't be expecting anything sweet. You could always add a packet or 2 of splenda to sweeten things up.

So, nearly all of my previous smoothies had protein powder in them. While you will still see smoothies that contain protein powder I am looking to obtain more protein from the Greek yogurt, instead of from the protein that has tons of other gunk I can't even pronounce in it. The protein powder I use, Deisgner Whey has like 20g of protein for 1 scoop and 2p+, the 1C of Greek yogurt I used in this recipe has 19g of protein and 3p+. I weighed heavily on this decision but decided that since I normally use 2p+ for protein and 1p+ for 1/3C regular yogurt, the 3p+ for Greek was the way to go.

So finally, here's the recipe:

1C minute maid light OJ, 1p+
1C non fat plain greek yogurt, 3p+
1 banana, 0p+
1 mango, chopped, 0p+
6 chunks frozen pineapple, 0p+
2 cups spinach, 0p+

Place ingredients in blender in order shown and blend til smooth. 

Yield: 1 | 4p+

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