Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Smoothie Snack

I am super late to the smoothie trend.  I know people out there in Cyberland have been photographing their smoothies for years...tons of recipes, too....I am not a trendsetter with the smoothies...

I promised myself that I am going to Trader Joe's later to stock up on frozen fruits, yogurt, and spinach and I will be getting CRAZY myself with the they really are a great way to get nutrients and liquids in and are super low in WeightWatchers points when done right because most veggies and all fruits are now 0 points on the program.

I just had to tell you a really easy and simple way to get apple cider vinegar in, if you are so inclined to try it.  It is the best!  Since the ACV is an appetite suppressant (at least for me), drinking one of these smoothies leaves me SUPER full and it is a super easy beginner smoothie for the inexperienced like me  and also a yummy and filling treat for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.


- 1 cup skim milk

- 5 ice cubes

- 1 frozen banana
(I like to freeze mine overnight and then microwave it for 10 seconds before I cut the peel off)

- 2 Teaspoons chocolate syrup OR 1 packet of hot chocolate mix (ANY KIND...sugar free or regular) OR for an EXTRA thick shake = 2 Tablespoons of instant chocolate pudding mix (ANY KIND...sugar free or regular)

- 1 Tablespoon of sugar or 1 packet of sweetener (ANY KIND, I am just not doing sugar free anything anymore )

- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (Unprocessed with "The Mother" in it)...if you are scared, just start with a teaspoon!

- Dash of vanilla extract

- OPTIONAL: 1 Tablespoon of peanut, cashew, or sunflower butter for protein


- Put all of the ingredients in the blender on low for 20 seconds.  Check consistency and if needed blend for a bit longer.

- I like my smoothies like milkshakes, so I avoid high unless I am breaking up veggies in there.  The frozen banana gives it an ice cream-like consistency when not over-blended.


- Get yourself a Cool Gear Cup.  Mine keeps my smoothies super cold and yummy.

- I like to stick my cup empty without the straw and lid into the freezer for about 10 minutes before I make my smoothie.  After I make the smoothie and pour it into my Cool Gear, I put the smoothie and cup back in (without the straw, but with the lid on) for another 3-5 minutes.  This helps the smoothie stay really thick and cold the entire time I enjoy it!



  1. Looks delish. I will definitely try it. I have been using ACV for years on my hair to make it shiny!

    1. It is yummy!!!! I love using it on all parts of my body. Smelling like a salad is AWESOME!!!!

  2. Girl, let me tell you a little secret. Its called PB2, and its fucking amazing. Get it on Amazon, get it in the sealed 16 oz bag, and store it in your own jar. Its a full pound, so for the price (like $8), totally worth it. For the taste, EXTRA worth it.

    Its peanut butter, but will all the fatty oils sucked out. So, its peanut butter powder, at 35 calories per serving. I have the Chocolate PB2, and its amaze. AMAZE! I scoop 2 tablespoons into my frozen banana (which I peel and put into a plastic bag, then smush, then freeze), cherry, and coconut water smoothie, and have myself a chocolate cherry smoothie for breakfast.

    Or, mix 2 tablespoons powder with 1 tablespoon water, and you have a low calorie dipping snack for celery sticks or whatever else.

    I've also used iced green tea (brewed the night before) as the liquid base for smoothies, that is a really good idea to bring more flavor if you start exploring different kinds of smoothies in the future. I have Harney and Son's Blueberry Green and Pineapple green, makes a difference! I love green tea and those fat burning antioxidants!

    I will have to start adding ACV in my smoothies!

    1. Thank you for the tips!!!! You are the best this way!!! LOVE IT! I ordered the PB2....yay!!! I am excited to try these tips out.


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