This skinny strawberry banana smoothie is one that I have started making this year. Instead of normal milk, I use almond milk and a brown sugar substitute to help keep the calories lower. It’s fast and easy to make and ready in a flash!
We all know how taxing it can be in the morning to get a nutritious breakfast on the table. Mornings in my house can be very hectic. Sometimes, it just feels easier to skip breakfast. But when I do that, I often over indulge later in the day. So, for me, smoothies help to overcome that hurdle and deliver a great taste at the same time.
Start your day in a lighter way with this skinny strawberry banana smoothie.
I am always looking for new and fresh ways to get my mornings off to a better start. But I have a busy life too. I know that hitting that snooze button is often appealing when I am really tired, but doing so actually makes the day get off to a WORSE start for me. It puts me behind the eight ball.
I’m always amazed when I resist that snooze button and actually get out of bed early. I get SO MUCH MORE done in my day.
My biggest tip to those of you who have the same problems getting things going in the morning as I do is to discover smoothies! I make them at least 2-3 times a week. I love the taste of them, for a start, and they are SO DARN EASY to get on the table!
My first step in making healthy diet changes for the new year is to make a delicious skinny strawberry banana smoothie for myself in the morning. It is quick to get ready and so, so tasty.
- Carnation Breakfast Essentials® French Vanilla powder
- frozen strawberries and bananas
- pure vanilla extract
- some brown sugar replacement
- and lower calorie almond milk
This smoothie will give me a nutritious start to my day, without breaking the calorie bank.
This recipe could not be easier to make. Just start by placing your frozen strawberries and bananas in a blenderalong with the almond milk. I like to process these items first to make sure that the fruit is nicely pureed.
Next, add the Carnation Breakfast Essentials® French vanilla powder. brown sugar substitute, and pure vanilla extract and blend until smooth. That’s all there is to it! How easy is that?
This gives a fun look to the breakfast table and makes the smoothie easy to drink. If you like, you can add a bit of fresh fruit to add some extra fiber to the meal.
This skinny strawberry banana smoothie is amazing! You will think you are drinking a decadent Strawberry milk shake but without all those pesky calories! The frozen banana gives the smoothie the extra thickness and is super delicious too.
I love the hint of almond that the almond milk adds to the smoothie!
The Carnation Breakfast Essentials® French vanilla powder gives a level of creaminess that takes this smoothie to a whole new level and the smoothie has only about 300 calories in it.
Perfect for a quick morning breakfast if you are watching your weight.
And if you are in an extra hurry, Carnation also makes their Breakfast Essentials® in ready to drink bottles for extra convenience.
They are perfect for those days when I give in and actually DO hit that snooze button!!
If you would like to make this smoothie, head on over to your local Kroger store and visit the breakfast aisle, then get the rest of the ingredients in the health food section and frozen fruit area. (I freeze my own bananas, but purchase frozen strawberries.)
What is your biggest challenge in the morning to get a nutritious breakfast ready for your family? Is it time, tiredness, or a lack or good recipes? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
- 1 packet French Vanilla Flavor CARNATION BREAKFAST ESSENTIALS® powder
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp of brown sugar replacement
- 1 frozen banana (cut into chunks)
- 8 frozen whole strawberries
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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