So I’ve been trying to watch my calorie intake after having gained a few pounds over the winter. This is *not* an easy thing to do when everyone else in the house wants french fries, guacamole, brownies and other calorie ridden food every day of the week. So…I’ve been cutting back, having vegetarian soup as an appetizer before each meal, plus a big salad and only a small portion of what I’ve made, or a variation of the meal prepared “light” for me. This is one of those things that tastes every bit as rich and satisfying as a regular smoothie, yet is very diet friendly. Easy too, so it’s convenient for my busy mornings trying to get 4 kids out the door in time for school.
1 small container of fat free plain yogurt (4 1/2 ounce / 125 grams)
7-10 strawberries, rinsed and stemmed
1 ripe banana
a splash of vanilla extract
1/2 packet of Splenda (or other sugar substitute to taste)
Buzz everything up in the blender and serve.
Garnish with kiwi if desired.