Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Smoothie Time

I decided to use the banana "ice cream" idea and change it a little bit.

I used a small frozen banana, a cup of frozen unsweetened strawberries, a cup of frozen unsweetened blueberries, chocolate whey protein powder, and half a cup of skim milk to thin it a little.

You could use half a cup of the berries or add more milk to make it a little thinner. This one was a bit on the thick side. But there was SO much of it. I had this glass full plus a little more.... All for 383 calories, with 130 of it from the protein powder. Not a bad treat considering how much is there - and it's all healthy!!!

I used my last frozen banana so I'm going to try one without the banana next. I'm thinking I may not need the milk without it. Oh and I had not added the milk, it would have been a really good faux ice cream.

I call this little concoction my Chocolate Banana-Berry Smoothie. I'm sure someone else has come up with the same thing, or something similar but oh well. It turned out really food and it was the first I've made one this way.

I have some mixed berry and lemonade protein drink powder too (like those mix-ins that you just put in a bottle of water). I may try using one of those sometime too. I'm thinking that a Berry-Lemonade Smoothie would be yummy!!

I never knew I could have so much fun experimenting with protein powder. It sure makes the boring powder and milk or water shake seem really boring.

I will keep posting my concoctions.