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Thursday, January 12, 2012

OK so NOT trying to butt in on Leigh's day to blog but wanted to share this smoothie recipe with you from one of our campers...the calories are approximately 550. That sounds like a lot so you could use it as a meal replacement or get creative and figure out ways to lower the calories (ie skim milk or almond milk, omit or reduce the walnuts, use 1/2 banana instead of a whole, drink half and save half for later, etc). Get gals are smart! Let us know what you come up with!

Breakfast Smoothie

Put in the blender in this order:

¼ cup walnuts

¼-1/2 cup greek yogurt

1 T. honey or to tast

Dash of salt

Shake or two of cinnamon (optional)

Capful of vanilla extract (optional)

1 banana

½ cup frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc)

¼ cup milk

Splash OJ (optional)

Blend for a few minutes until smooth. You may have to stop the blender and push the fruit down and continue blending.

Make it your own:

Add a handful of spinach leaves or carrots.

Use Unsweetened Almond Milk (50% more calcium and fewer calories)

Try some other frozen fruit: peaches, blackberries, cherries

1 comment:

  1. Calortie count is incorrect on this...450, not 550! Yay-much better!!!