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Day 55—Dairy And Berries January 9, 2010

Try this quick and easy smoothie. Photo from sparkpeople.com.

Sometimes ya just gotta have a sweet snack. What better boost for your energy than dairy and berries?

I posted my favorite smoothie recipe on SparkPeople.com—http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=873136 . All you need are berries and milk, and 2 or 3 ice cubes. You can use whatever combination of berries you like or have on hand, and sweeten it if and to whatever degree you like.

Here’s the nutitional breakdown:

With sugar      Without sugar

140                    116          calories

0.7                     0.7          g fat

2.4                     2.4          mg cholesterol

66.3                   66.3       mg sodium

30.3                   24.3       g carbohydrate

5.5                      5.5          g fiber

5.1                      5.1           g protein

I hope you enjoy it!


One Response to “Day 55—Dairy And Berries”

  1. Lauren Says:

    That sounds yummy. Here’s the recipe for mine in case you’d like to try it. It may be a little less expensive than the one above b/c I don’t use blueberries or raspberries unless they’re on sale. When I do, I buy frozen. It’s less expensive and you don’t run the risk of them going bad before you get a chance to use them.

    1/2 c. non-fat yogurt (I usually use plain but you can use any flavor you like – flavored yogurt adds a little more tang)
    1 banana (lots of potassium)
    2 c. frozen strawberries
    1/2 c. water

    Blend and drink. You don’t need ice cubes b/c the strawberries are already frozen. No sugar necessary. It makes about 20 oz. so if you want, you can easily drink half for breakfast (maybe with a bowl of oatmeal) and the other half (maybe with 1-2 oz. of turkey or chicken breast) after your workout.

    Strange, I know, but the first thing I thought of this morning when I woke up was that we should buy some popsicle trays and make popsicles so that when I need something sweet, I can just have a healthy homemade treat…and won’t feel bad if I have two! I’ll be getting those this weekend!

    Calories: 244
    Carbs: 49
    Fat: 2
    Protein: 10

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