Thursday, July 20, 2006


The Weight Loss Word of the Day is SMOOTHIE! Well, just not any smoothie because a lot of smoothie recipes are loaded with fat and sugar. But here's my recipe for a delicious cold smoothie that's low in calories and can satisfy your desire for ice cream.

Tech's Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

2 cups of strawberries, capped & sliced
2 bananas, cut into slices
2 Tablespoons of Splenda
1 cup of 1 percent milk
Lots of ice
Mint (as

Put milk and strawberries into mixer. Puree. Add bananas and Splenda. Puree. Add ice to fill mixer pitcher. Puree until smooth. Serve in a tall glass with a mint sprig as garnish. Makes 4 servings or more depending on the size of your blender.

You could add low-fat yogurt to the smoothie to increase its creamy goodness, but I like it as is.

Weight Watchers point value:
2 cups Strawberries - 1.5 point
2 large bananas - 4.5 points
1 cup of 1 percent milk - 2 points
ice, Splenda, mint - no points
Total for whole pitcher: 8 points
1 serving - 2 points
Cool and delicious! Try it on a hot summer day for a refreshing change.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Yummy! Thanks for the recipe!