A few weeks ago when I posted about Cookie Dough Oatmeal, I asked you guys what was your favorite healthy breakfast. I got a lot of people who said smoothies. I have never been much of a smoothie drinker, so I wasn’t sure where to start. I posed the question on Facebook and got some great ideas. I came up with this version, and it is delicious. I love strawberries and pineapple together, so it seemed like a great mix for my smoothie. I couldn’t believe the price of frozen pineapple at the store, so I cut up a fresh one, put it in a freezer storage bag, and popped it in the freezer. I will get a lot more smoothies out of my pineapple than the small bag from the store.
I am not a big yogurt person. Over the last year and a half, I have started to eat it periodically. But only certain brands, and certain flavors. So Greek Yogurt scares me, and I can’t get myself to try it. I know people love it (my husband is a fan), but I am just not there yet. For the smoothie though, I went out on a limb and got a giant container of Vanilla Greek Yogurt. I wanted to make sure my smoothie had lots of protein, so it would fill me up! I thought about protein powder, but that stuff is expensive! This is a little high in calories for breakfast, but with all the protein and fiber, I was full until lunch time. And it was HUGE!! You could cut the portions down a little, and still have a good sized smoothie.
Nutrition: Calories 359, Fat 1 gram, Protein 16 grams
1 cup Frozen Strawberries
1/3 cup Frozen Pineapple
3/4 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (nonfat)
1/2 cup Orange Juice
1 Tbls Wheat Germ
1 Tbls Splenda
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
Blend everything together in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour into a glass, and enjoy!
Note: If not using fruit, you will need to add ice cubes.