Luscious and Light Vanilla Fruity Smoothie

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. :P   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.

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