Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Power Smoothie

Happy New Year! What better way to start off the new year then by adding some vitamins and power to your diet? Smoothies are a quick and easy way to add vitamins and minerals to your morning routine. Here's my recipe for a power smoothie.


1 16 oz package of frozen VIP Cherry Berry Blizzard (I like VIP better than Yoplait because it contains more fruit per package and comes with a smoothie powder.)
1 cup of Cran-Raspberry Juice
1 single serving of Dannon vanilla yogurt
20 baby Spinach leaves
Redi-whip (optional)

  1. Run your frozen fruit under hot water for a couple of minutes to soften it.
  2. Place frozen fruit and powder in blender. Blend on a high for a minute.
  3. Add yogurt and stir. Blend for 30 seconds.
  4. Add spinach and juice. Blend until all ingredients are combined well. 
  5. Top with Redi-whip (only 15 calories a serving!)
Makes 2 1/2 servings

Note: We use a Vitamix blender but those things are dang expensive!!! (see below) I never would have bought one. This is a purchase my husband made before we were married. But if you are into making smoothies daily or like the ability to make soup in a blender, then the Vitamix is worth checking into.

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