Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Smoothie II (Chocolate Strawberry Banana)

5 WWPP Posted by 8 years ago 15 Comments

Have I told you I’m a smoothie fanatic? I love them and it’s an easy way to get fruit in the toddler when he’s “not in the mood” for breakfast. I can come up with a million different combinations.

Unlike my other quick smoothie idea this one uses plain non fat yogurt instead of the flavored stuff with the artificial sweeteners. Smoothie II (Chocolate Strawberry Banana)That being said, I needed to sweeten it somehow and one packet of Stevia worked perfectly!

  • 1 banana peeled
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup nonfat unflavored yogurt
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 packet of Stevia

Blend all ingredients together!

Serve!

I use a hand blender as the top down approach helps me not have to add extra liquid. If you use a traditional blender, you may have to add a splash of water or skim milk to help it along. It is super thick!

As you can see, the toddler is a HUGE fan. HUGE!

Ryan With smoothieRyan With smoothie

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 1 smoothie
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
196 1g 8g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
23g 0g 46g 8g

See other recipes using: banana, cocoa powder, stevia, strawberries, yogurt


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    Barb

    December 13, 2007

    Hi Roni, I am a huge smoothie fan too!! I put wheat germ in my smoothies with a lot of the same ingredients like you used and my kids cannot even tell its in there! Sometimes I even put the ground flax in. Just another way to sneak some healthy stuff into the kids. Reply

    Tanya

    December 16, 2007

    We are having a snow storm in Ontario Canada so a perfect day to do lots of baking! So here is out it played out for me today... I made your new chocolate cookies, while they were baking, I mixed up the new smoothie as above and then mixed myself up some pumpkin spice loaves! I cannot believe how wonderful it feels to have these yummy snacks on hand. As I was taking the cookies out of the oven, I had to eat 5...they are DELICIOUS! I was going to have a loaf of pumpkin spice for lunch but figured it might be a better bet to eat a proper lunch and then save some of that for this afternoon's snack! Thanks Roni. You and your creations are a life saver for me. You have helped to make this time, my last time on a weight loss journey. Have a great day...I know I will... Tanya Reply

    Suzette

    December 18, 2007

    I'm a huge smoothie fan too! I like using plain nonfat GREEK yogurt (Fage brand or Trader Joe's brand) because it's much higher in protein than other plain yogurts. I've found getting enough protein at breakfast helps control my appetite and as a dietitian, I suggest the same advice to my clients! Reply

    workout mommy

    December 19, 2007

    I'm also love my smoothies! I use chocolate protein powder, which helps keep me full all morning long! (and tastes great too!) Reply

    Kate

    December 23, 2007

    This was a great recipe! To make it Core, I used a little of the pudding mix in place of the cocoa powder and Stevia. I also added milk to make it a little more drinkable. Very yummy! Reply

    roni

    December 28, 2007

    What a great idea! I would have never thought of pudding! Reply

    Lisa

    March 24, 2008

    Yummy. My kids loved this one. Thanks for another great idea! Reply

    ch

    July 22, 2008

    its great!!! Reply

    Kefir

    July 16, 2009

    wow they look yummy!!! you can also try using kefir instead of non fat yogurt. it's healthier and has ten times more good bacteria in it. Reply