For day 4 I am posting a breakfast recipe since due to having so many leftovers from last night’s easy cornbread dressing recipe I won’t be cooking dinner tonight.
For Christmas my wonderful in-laws gave me a Ninja blender which I LOVE and which is perfect for making smoothies. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to start eating healthier and starting the day off right with a delicious fruit smoothie seems like a good place to start. I have played around with this recipe a bit and have finally gotten it right, the perfect blend of fruit taste with just a hint of sweetness.
1 small banana (peeled and sliced)
6 – 8 small strawberries with stems removed (or 1 cup frozen strawberries)
1 cup low fat milk (or can substitute with almond milk)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (or to taste)
3 tablespoons Splenda (or substitute with 1 tablespoon of honey)
1 1/2 cups ice cubes (only 1 cup if using frozen strawberries)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a cup and enjoy!
This recipe yields two 8 oz servings, tastes delicious, gives me energy, and keeps me full until lunchtime.
If it turns out too thick for your liking then add a little more milk until you get the consistency you want. If it is too thin, add more ice cubes.
You can leave out the Splenda if you think it will make it too sweet. I like to use it to cover up the tartness of the strawberries, but I know many people drink their fruit smoothies without any sweetener. It is really just to your preference, and the vanilla adds a touch of sweetness on it’s own. You can also add a bit of honey to make it even sweeter or substitute the Splenda for honey all together.