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 blender along 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?
I love to serve my smoothies in mason jar mugs with a super wide smoothie straw.
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.
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