Most of the time my smoothies end up being the same "type", I guess you could say. They always include greek yogurt, frozen banana, frozen berries, and some form of fresh fruit. I can't figure out a way to make different flavored smoothies that still pack a nutritional punch and have good texture - I think my main problem is trying to find a substitute for the yogurt.
Although I am in LOVE with greek yogurt, it is very hard to make different kinds of smoothies with it because of its tart flavor. And I don't want to make a smoothie that doesn't have much protein because that's the key to keeping me full. Anyone have any solutions?
I wish I could try protein powder in my smoothies but I can't find any small-sized containers for me to try out - why do companies only sell protein powder packaged larger than the size of my head?? I have yet to figure that out.
Anyway, onto this morning's smoothie!
- 1/2 cup Fage 0% greek yogurt
- a few chunks of frozen mango
- 1/2 a frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (I get mine at Costco)
- 1/2 of a fresh orange
- a handful of fresh blueberries
- 1/4-1/2 cup of milk
I poured mine into a bowl and topped it with 1/4 c Original All Bran cereal, 1/2 cup of Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds, and a handful of Kashi Honey Sunshine.
This bowl was pretty good but it was missing a little something. I think I might freeze some of my fresh strawberries and pineapple to add to smoothies because I know that will have more flavor than packaged frozen fruit.
What key ingredients do you use in smoothies? Do you use protein powder?