This post is a little different from the normal baked, sweet recipes. I noticed that I have been eating way too many sweets and not drinking enough fluids. I made the vow once again to try and get healthy. *crosses fingers to hopefully stick to the plan* So far, I have been drinking lots more water (Crystal Light works great too - no sugars) and started running longer distances. I have been exercising for a while, but stuffing my face with yummy sweets makes the work outs useless. I have pushed myself to do 8 miles on Monday and 7 miles on Tuesday. My legs are really feeling it!!!!
So to start my mornings off a little healthier, I have began making smoothies again. I used to make them all the time in high school minus the yogurt - didn't like it back then. Everything that goes in to it is good for you! Leaves you feeling full and energized.
All you need is Bananas, Strawberries, Light Strawberry Yogurt, Ice, milk and Cream Of Coconut (used to come in a can) oh and a BLENDER, of course!
And Tada! You will start your day deliciously! The great thing about these smoothies is that you can easily change up the fruits and yogurt flavors to create your own creations. The milk can be changed to orange juice or pretty much any kind of juice! So many options for one recipe!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
6 - 8 strawberries (green stems cut off!)
1 container light Strawberry Yogurt
1 cup of milk
2 tbsp Cream of Coconut
1 1/2 - 2 cups of ice
Add all ingredients together in the blender, making sure to add the ice last. Cut on high speed and MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LID ON! Blend until smooth and you dont hear any more ice chopping/crushing.
If you want a thicker smoothie add more ice. Thinner smoothie? Add less ice
Hope you enjoy! Tell me when you have tried it out!