This Strawberry Power Smoothie made with Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and strawberries is a delicious way to start your day.
I have a bit of a sweet tooth and I like to enjoy a “treat” that is packed with fruit and tastes good. This smoothie satisfies my craving for sweets but doesn’t leave me hungry.
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.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193 Trans Fat: 0g
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.