Let's Talk Healthy: Smoothie Edition


Let's face it: It's hot and I've caught myself one too many times reaching for the ice-cream instead of the fruit popsicles I thought I'd eat to be healthy. I've realized that no matter how motivated I am to eat well, if it doesn't taste good, you can go ahead and forget about me eating it. 

Anyways, I have a sweet tooth and I needed a way to satisfy it without completely ruining all the hard work I put in at the gym. I started goofing around with the NutriBullet - it doubles as a blender and a cup for your smoothie. AKA Less dishes, hellooooo. I finally mastered what I think to be the perfect smoothie for hot summer days.

Total time: 5 minutes
Prep time: 3 minutes
Blend time: 1-2 minutes

What you'll need:
1 cup of frozen fruit (my personal favorite is the strawberry/blueberry/raspberry blend
1 banana
1 cup of greek yogurt
1 cup of water (you can substitute the water for any kind of juice or almond milk)
A few ice cubes



Throw it all in the blender for about a minute (can be more or less, just make sure it's smooth before pouring) and you have a refreshing sweet treat that is good for cook outs, breakfast, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth.

Tips:
  • The cup of frozen fruit is key - don't let it thaw before blending or else you'll lose the icy-texture of the smoothie.
  • If you decide to substitute juice for water, don't forget that this is going to increase the amount of sugar in the smoothie.
  • If you find that this is too light, you can always add peanut butter to keep you full longer.




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