Just wondering if anyone has any good recipes for breakfast smoothies that are tasty, relatively low in calories and filling enough to keep me satisfied until lunch? I love smoothies but I know they can easily turn into caloric disasters.
Are there additives you all use to up the protien or fiber contant?
Any suggestions would be great.
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1/2 cup frozen blackberries
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
1/2 nonfat milk
1 1/3 tablespoons soy protein powder
Put it all in the blender and stir until everyting is mixed.
about 350 calories
The protein powder adds a chalky texture - some people don't care for it. The smoothie is good either way.
Change the fruits and berries to suit your preference. I have used blueberries, raspberries, nectarines, apples and pears as well.
6 oz. plain, fat free Greek yogurt (I use the Dannon kind, it only has 80 calories.)
1 small banana
1 cup of frozen mango
1 TBS blue agavae
I've never been a "fruit" eater. Really not a "smoothie" drinker either. But, committed to my lifestyle change, I found Alton Brown's recipe on Good Eats of the smoothie he drinks for breakfast. It is now my breakfast each and every morning. It's big - it's purple - it gets me through till lunch and then some:
4 oz of soy milk (or almond milk)
4 oz Acai juice (or pomegranate, or grape juice)
4 oz bananas
4 oz peaches (or mangos)
4 oz strawberries
4 oz blueberries (or blackberries)
I buy the frozen fruit in bags. I mix up all the fruits in baggies and freeze them together in the freezer. The night before, I put the Acai and milk in the blender and a bag of my fruits and put it in the refrigerator. The next morning, it's ready to go.
Start out on low speed and gradually increase to the highest setting you can go. Blend for about 30 secs to 1 min to whip some air in.
340 calories (in my standard version). 56% of my fiber. Add a bowl of oatmeal or Total cereal and I'm set up for a successful day.
I make a nummy fruit smoothie, it's done in one "magic bullet" cup so not sure of the exact amounts but here it is:
1/2 cup frozen berries (whatever you like, I do it with field berries)
1 small yogurt (any flavour you like)
then fill up the rest of the cup with juice (I use Sun-Rype blueberry fruit plus veggies). No need for ice as the fruit is frozen and that makes it cold. Not sure exactly how many calories this is but I don't think much...and it's filling. This will fill you for breakfast.
I like experimenting with different fruit combos in smoothies - I'll just throw in whatever's around with some soymilk or almond milk, a couple ice cubes, and a scoop of low-cal protein powder (look for one that's sugarfree and more protein than anything else). Sometimes I'll add a spoonful of cocoa powder as well and make it a decadent chocolate smoothie. Raspberries and blackberries are both super high in fiber (they both have more fiber than sugar) so they're a really good ingredient to use. I've never made green smoothies myself, but that's another option.
i make one out of ready brek and walnut which is nice and then you can add banana and pb for better flavour.