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May 18, 2012

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Audrey

I hear ya, sister! It is amazing when we get those shorts out how fast we start looking for those low points foods! I don't have a good smoothie recipe, but will watch the comments for others suggestions.

Barbara Anne

Sorry not to have a yummy, low-cal recipe for smoothies but I certainly wish you well!

My technique has been to eat a bit less at meals, to have more salads (not so much dressing), more fresh fruit, and to drink lots of water. I like a wedge of lemon and suger-free sweetener in my water. Read labels and avoid high fructose corn syrup like the plague! These things help, but since my metabolism came to a screeching halt at age 45, it's an up hill battle for me.

Hugs!

Diane

No recipe, but this is what we do:
Toss fruit in the blender - strawberries, bananas, blueberries, whatever we have on hand fresh or frozen. Add a little orange juice for the liquid. Blend. If desired, add some yogurt too. I also love to toss a few handfuls of Spinach in there. Doesn't look so great, but tastes great, and so good for you.

Robyn Brown

Sure use fresh or frozen fruit of your choice, a banana, fat free yogurt (just about 1/4 cup or less) and just a splash of 100% fruit juice such Welch's grape or juicy juice (you need something without added sugar or corn syrup). Now if you're using fresh fruit you'll want to add ice. If you're using frozen you won't need the ice because it'll make the smoothie slushy by virtue of its being frozen. Additions if you'd like - cucumber and carrots for added veggie punch. a 12 oz glass will only cost you approx. 2-3 points depending on the yogurt and juice you use. The fruit is all "free" and the amounts of yogurt and juice you use are so negligible that they barely add up to anything.

Sue

My favorite is probably a milkshake rather than a smoothie, but it ends up like ice cream. Skim milk and frozen strawberries, sometimes a banana tossed in or even a ripe pear and splenda to taste.

Nancy

Hi Nicole! OH, I love smoothies...I have them all the time because I have trouble swallowing due to my Scleroderma. I don't have any super recipes for them though. Mine are very simple and very low calorie. One 6 oz lowfat/nonfat vanilla yogurt, about 1 1/2 cups FROZEN berries of my choice, a banana (when I have one here) and about 6 oz Skim Milk. More if you want it a little thinner. **I do make sure my yogurt doesn't have High Fructose Corn Syrup in it** We plan to buy a smoothie maker or a better blender one day soon. Then I will be trying some of "Dr Oz Smoothies", and smoothies with lots of veggies in them, but still taste like fruit.
**I never use ice in mine, the frozen berries give it that great smoothie texture. Anyway, good luck and if you find some wonderful recipes, please share the link. Big Hugs...

Sally

Have you tried the Yoplait Smoothies? They are in the frozen food section. In Wal mart they are next to the waffles. They are wonderful My favorite is the new chocolate banana and the Tripple berry is great. I add more milk than they call for. It makes 2 so I put one back in the freezer for another day. Easy and yummy. I sound like a commercial. Lol. Off to the sewing room to see what I can get into today. I have made 2 quilts from Strawberry Fields. Love that fabric.

Christine Thomas

We like a handful of spinach, a handful of kale, half an apple, half an orange, about 3/4 cup frozen mango and about 3/4 cup water. For me, I might add 1/3 - 1/2 banana but my husband doesn't like it. You could use less water and add a few ice cubes to cool it down, too. If I want it even sweeter, I'll add in some frozen berries but then it really doesn't look good but it does taste okay.

Heartsdesire

I love a smoothie in the morning and I try to keep mine low-cal. 1 cup Trop50 (Tropicana) orange juice, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 tbsp. ground flax seed (or wheat germ), 2 tbsp. low-fat, no sugar fruit yogurt, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 banana. Blend until smooth. Fresh strawberries would also be good to add. I don't use frozen fruit unless I remember to let it thaw for a while. I hate lumps in my smoothie. Hope this is helpful.

Jessica J.

I don't count points (I count calories) but this is my go to smoothie recipe that works for my diet:

4 oz. plain greek yogurt (frozen in ice cube trays ahead of time)
1 cup frozen unsweetened mixed berries (I like Trader Joes Fruit Medeley)
1 big handful of fresh spinach
3 tablespoons ground flax seed
1 whole banana
approx 1 cup water

Good Luck!

Gina

I just combine frozen fruit with Sprite Zero in a blender. It's zero points! Can't beat that! ;).

Michelle

Here's a blog http://www.skinnytaste.com/

It's really great and she uses points and points plus in her calorie calculations. If you go to her recipes, then go to drinks, it looks like she has recipes for smoothies. Good luck!

AnnieO

Those 10 pounds sure sneak back in quickly, don't they? Sorry, no smoothie recipe from here, but lots of commiseration from One in The Same Boat!

Bari Jo

I love to use Greek yogurt - lots of protein compared to the usual yogurt and get the plain - no sweeteners or flavorings- get the 0 fat kind... toss in strawberries and bananas (any other fruit you like) I usually cut the bananas into 3rds and freeze them when they start to get ripe - somewhere between green/yellow and banana grave yard -I store them in a baggie in the freezer and you have bananas ready at a moment's notice - the frozen fruit adds thickness to the smoothie... if you need it sweeter - use a tiny bit of honey and I also throw in a handful of fresh spinach leaves - you really won't know they're in there! If it is too thick - you could thin with almond milk (unsweetened). So many wonderful fruits this time of year! Hope you find a recipe you love! Can't wait to hear about it!

ina

Yeah, I wanna know how come I can gain 10 lbs without batting an eye but it takes FOREVER to lose it! Hate that! ;p

Karen

I too am a Weight Watcher and I start most mornings with a smoothie made with banana, frozen strawberries, frozen raspberries, blueberries 0% fat Greek yogurt (which is high in protein and some skim milk.....with the amount of yogurt and skim milk I use it works out to 3-4 points because the fruit is 0 points......enjoy the journey.

Karen

Lizz Kerr

I use defrosted berries and ice instead of frozen berries. The Margaritaville blenders are awesome - it crushes the ice before blending it for a smoother-smoothie =) Greek yougurt is also a great addition!

Monika

Green Smoothie
Spinach - at least 1 cup (I use fresh baby spinach)
Cucumber - about 1/4 of a cucumber (peeled)
1 banana - I keep a bunch peeled and in the freezer
Mango - I buy the frozen and probably throw 1/2 cup in there

Water -1/2 cup

Just throw it all in the blender and adjust the water to get a nice consistency. Having the frozen fruit makes it nice and cold. This amount of ingredients will make 2 nice size glasses. This is 0 weight watchers points and really tasty!

Candace

I've been making this for years, Nicole:
Freeze whole strawberries and half bananas
Place one cup skim milk in blender and add a Tblsp or so of frozen apple juice concentrate for flavor along with one frozen half banana. Blend until banana is completely blended. Drop in frozen strawberries a few at a time and blend until the consistency of soft ice cream! Enjoy!

Linda

Ok so you had me at your post title!! Lol!!!! I'm feelin ya. I would like to drop ten ASAP. What's fun too, yesterday your title was kiss me...and now today. Lol!!!

Sherrell

Have been making this breakfast smoothie for several years

1/2 c old fashioned oats ( not cooked)
1 frozen banana
1/2 c frozen blueberries
1T ground flax
8oz water

Blend until smooth

Hope you enjoy!

hitchhiker42

1 banana, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 tsp. flax seed, 6 ice cubes, 1 cup milk, 1 small apple, 1 small terrier, leash

Directions:

1. Cut up apple into quarters.

2. Into blender cup add ice cubes first, then add banana, blueberries, flax seed, apple and milk.

3. Put blender cup in freezer.

4. Put leash on small terrier. Walk dog.

5. Upon return, you will be thirsty. Make smoothie.

Note: The dog will probably be thirsty too, make sure he has water in his bowl.

Kari

I like to make smoothies out of just fresh strawberries, ice and sugar. The amount of sugar is up to you and certainly if you are a sugar substitute gal, it would be very low in calories. I don't know how filling it is, but they are great on a hot summer day.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Oh, I hate dieting. I think I'm going to borrow some of the smoothie recipes that your readers have posted. I love smoothies, and I need to lose some more pounds before my beach retreat in August.

Betty

Skim milk, any frozen berries, or chunks of pineapple or banana and splenda. If you own a magic bullet, it's really easy.

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