Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Morning & Evening Smoothie

Who would think I’d still be on the smoothie morning kick.  Not this girl!  I really thought I’d get tired of this, but I’m starting to crave it if I don’t have it.  I love to have one in the morning and can last to or even past lunch!  Now let’s hope I see it on the scale this week, yes I’m still doing my work out’s too.

I have two new smoothie’s I’ve tried!  First one was a Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie that I added a handful of spinach too!  So mine is not the bright pink as the original but I’m trying to get in my greens everywhere I can.  I’m calling this Strawberry Oatmeal Spinach Smoothie (yup I’m creative like that).

      Add in a handful (1-2 cups) Spinach

      Old Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal (uncooked), scant 1/4 cup
      Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt, 1/2 cup
      1 % Milk, 1/4 cup (I used Light Soy)
      Frozen Strawberries (unsweetened), 7 berries
      Honey, 1/2 tbsp (I used Agrave)

    Put the oatmeal in a blender and grind until it is all powder - this is important! It keeps your smoothie from having oat chunks in it.
    Add other ingredients and blend until smooth.
    This makes a smoothie that is thick, but still easy to suck through a straw. Adjust the milk to make it the thickness you like.


    I’ve been having a horrible time falling to sleep for a while now, so when I saw this on Pinterest I had to try it.  It was very yummy and I think it helped.  It probably would help even more if I could find Tart Cherry Juice all I could find was Cherry Apple.  This The Sleep Doctor's Sleep Slim Smoothie was on Doctor Oz’s website.

    1 cup tart cherry juice
    1/2 banana
    1/2 cup soy milk or 4-6 oz soy yogurt (if using soy yogurt, add an additional 1/2 cup fat-free milk)
    5 ice cubes
    1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

    Combine the cherry juice, banana, milk or yogurt with fat-free milk, ice and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth



    Yeah we’ve made it to Thursday!!  Hope you’re having a wonderful week and maybe one of these recipes find it’s way to your home!


    1. I have to try the sleep smoothie because often I have trouble sleeping too. Now does the doctor recommend a sleep brownie? NO?...darn!
      Blessings, Joanne

    2. You've sold me. I'm just going to HAVE to try some of these smoothies you've been featuring!! They look and sound fantastic!!

    3. Your smoothies look delicious, congrats on your prize over at:

      Can't wait to see the results :) x

    4. I'm going to have to try the strawberry oatmeal one. I never would have thought of putting oatmeal in a smoothie but it seems like a great idea.

    5. I really need to join you on this smoothie kick! These sound wonderful.

    6. Smoothies are so good, and so good for you - it's no wonder you're craving them! :)

    7. hey!
      just stopping by from my sister's blog (the house of hearts) and wanted to say hello! I'm you're newest follower.

    8. yum yum love that ur still enjoyin ur smoothies darl so proud of u! Keep it up and ur doing great!


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