I have never been that big of a smoothie fan. Well unless you add tequila and call it a Margarita. But I guess that doesn’t really count. Right? Can you have Margaritas for breakfast? I think that’s only on vacation. Or Saturdays.
I have nothing against smoothies per se, just every time I’ve had them, they never really filled me up. You know like a meal does. Maybe I’m too hungry, I don’t know! But then you look at the calorie stats, and they fill you up real good calorie wise, sometimes waaaayyy more than a meal should! So I didn’t get it. Not very full, hungry in two hours, chubby the next day. Not my thing! I mean they’re delicious, sure. But they just didn’t seem like something I needed to add to my already calorie packed day. Also they’re not very cheap. I mean it takes a LOT of blended fruit to add up to anything substantial. So at home, you’re buying a lot of fruit. And if you go out and by them, you’re spending $3-5 each! Yikes! This gorgeous looking smoothie on the right, sets you back 460 Calories. WOAH!
But. Then. I discovered this smoothie. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s delicious. All things you ask for in a smoothie. Plus, It has chocolate. For Breakfast. You can’t go wrong! And even more exciting, it’s only 170 calories per serving. Say what?!
So you should do what I did this morning, whirl it up in your blender, throw it in a mason jar (that’s what I had handy, because I own 4,657 of them) sip it on your way to work, and have yourself a nice time! If you’re really really smart, you can do what I did last night, combine the ingredients for 4 smoothies in individual ziplock bags, then when I woke up this morning, all I had to do was dump the contents of the bag along with a handful of ice in my blender and I was on my way! Yuu-uum!
- ½ Banana
- 1 Tbls Peanut Butter (or almond, or any other nut for that matter)
- ½ Cup Almond Milk (unsweetened)
- ½ tsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 Individual Packet Splenda or Stevia. I like mine a little sweeter. This part is optional
- Handful of Ice
- Throw all ingredients in a blender. Whirl til smooth
- Enjoy! Easy, no?