Keeping New Years Resolutions might seem hard, but with a little effort staying on track is possible. This January, Weight Watchers and General Mills are helping you save while you lose – they have posted some coupons online for Weight Watchers-endorsed products. (More on this later in the post.) Keeping your kitchen stocked with healthy options makes it easier to keep your resolutions.
Recently I went to Publix’s website and loaded coupons to my digital account. (You can get them by clicking here.) Then I went to the store and bought ingredients so that I could make a Strawberry Power Smoothie. Since I have a bit of a sweet tooth, I like to enjoy a “treat” that is packed with fruit and tastes good. This smoothie satisfies my craving for sweets.
To make it, I use Yoplait Greek 100 calorie yogurt for the base. (Greek yogurt is high in protein which helps promote fullness.) I add a little peanut butter for additional protein, some honey for a little natural sweetness, a cup of frozen strawberries, and a medium banana which helps make the smoothie creamy.
Oh – I almost forgot to mention that I add 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk to help make the smoothie – well, smooth. Otherwise it would be too thick to drink.
I place all of the ingredients in a blender and whirl away. In just a short while I have a nice, tangy smoothie that’s delicious. My daughter thinks it is a little deceptive, because although you see the strawberries, you taste more of the peanut butter. They are both great tastes to me, especially when they are mixed into Greek yogurt.
Strawberry Power Smoothie
- 1 5.3 ounce carton Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt vanilla flavored
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup unsweetened frozen strawberries
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 cup vanilla flavored almond milk
- 2 strawberries for garnish if desired
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse/blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of blender as needed.
Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with strawberries, if desired.
Sometimes we all need a reminder of ways to stick to our diet. Below are four tips that work for me:
- Drink water. LOTS of water. It is easy to feel “hungry” when our bodies are actually dehydrated.
- Create a playlist with music that energizes you – that makes you want to get up and GO! Put it on your smart phone, plug-in your earphones, and go for a walk.
- Buy fruit and vegetables and have them ready to go. Chop, slice, and dice then store in your fridge so that you always have something healthy to eat.
- Stock up on canned and frozen veggies. Vegetables are full of fiber and vitamins and are low in calories.