Triple Chocolate Smoothies

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I’ve been wrapped up in a Chicago Fire marathon all day. We had been DVR’ing them all season and just started watching it. Awesome show! But I got nothing done today. It was nice! Hardly cooked either. Juicer for breakfast, nachos for lunch, frozen pizza for dinner. :/

Perfect post-frozen pizza snack….

1 Banana
3-1/2 cups Low Fat Chocolate Sorbet
1 cup Chocolate Soy Milk
3 tablespoons Chocolate Syrup

Place banana on a plate in a single layer and freeze for 20 minutes.

Combine banana and remaining ingredients in blender until smooth.

Adapted from Cooking Light

Servings: 4
Calories 239
Total Fat 3.1g
Total Carbohydrates 51.2g
Dietary Fiber 3.3g
Protein 4.4g
Nutrition Grade B-

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Banana Smoothie

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I could use an assistant these next two weeks. Must be willing to clean my juicer, wait in line with 81 people to do a return at the Apple store, make lunches, answer two 10 year old’s many, many questions, and sleep 8 hours a night for me. Oh, and work for free.

I did manage to make the girls a frozen pizza, and me a smoothie…

1/2 cup Fat Free Milk
1/2 cup Crushed Ice
1 tablespoon Honey
1/8 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 Frozen Banana, sliced
1 cup Light Vanilla Yogurt

Servings: 2
Calories 159
Total Fat 0.3g
Total Carbohydrates 35.3g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Protein 5.3g
Nutrition Grade A

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Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

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I had to go have my yearly MRI for my Chiari. I had surgery in 2009 and I’ve had an MRI every year since to make sure everything stayed where it was supposed to.Well today  Dr. McDreamy gave me the all clear and released me forever. Right after he told me I had beautiful hair and a beautiful brain. First time I’ve heard that one.

Delicious, cures a chocolate craving, gives you a cup of fruit and only has 144 calories….

1 cup Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla
1 cup Frozen Cherries
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 packet Truvia

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Servings: 1
Calories 144
Total Fat 3.9g
Total Carbohydrates 28.9g
Dietary Fiber 7.2g
Protein 3.9g
Nutrition Grade A

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Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

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Johnny was given an article to read at work. It was about finding things that truly make you happy. Determining what your long term goal are so that you have something to work towards. I think his plans involve us moving to Austin to room with the girls when they go to UT. Are you truly happy now and if not what can you do to change that? Life is too short to not be happy.

Smoothies make me happy! This was delicious. The perfect combination of cherry and vanilla.

1-1/2 cups Frozen Pitted Cherries
1-1/4 cups Fat Free Milk
3 Tbs Sugar
3/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup Crushed Ice
Whip Cream (optional)

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Servings: 2
Calories 197
Total Fat 0.1g
Total Carbohydrates 43.2g
Dietary Fiber 2.2g
Protein 5.9g
Nutrition Grade A-

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Banana Orange Smoothie

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I’ve decided that KettleWorx is making me OCD. Anyone else doing it?? Did they edit those things at all? There must be about 30 errors on each DVD. 3 moves on the right side, then 7 on the left side leaves me feeling unbalanced the rest of the day. Or my favorite is when he says “okay, 4 more reps! 1, 2, and last one”. Don’t get me wrong, I love KettleWorx. I’ve been doing it for about 6 months. But 6 months of the same errors over and over and over again is going to make me crazy. I’m tempted to just write down the exercises on a sheet of paper and do them on my own, evenly on both sides.

One of my favorite smoothies…

1 cup Orange Juice
1 cup Vanilla Low-Fat Yogurt
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1 Frozen Banana, sliced

Place in blender and blend until smooth.

Adapted from MyRecipes.com

Servings: 2
Calories 174
Total Fat 0.4g
Total Carbohydrates 38.0g
Dietary Fiber 1.9g
Protein 5.5g
Nutrition Grade B+

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Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

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My mom gave me the idea of freezing ripe bananas instead of throwing them away or making 21 loaves of banana bread a month. That has come in handy for my smoothies this week. Just peel, slice and place them on a baking sheet in the freezer for an hour or two. Place in a zip-loc bag and store in the freezer.

1 cup Frozen Sliced Bananas
1 cup Light Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 cup Fat Free Milk
2 Tbs Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 Tbs Dry Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Crushed Ice
Optional: Graham cracker crumbs or whip cream for topping

Place ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Adapted from My Recipes

Servings: 2
Calories 178
Total Fat 1.0g
Total Carbohydrates 35.5g
Dietary Fiber 2.3g
Protein 7.0g
Nutrition Grade A-

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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Megan got her first pair of designer jeans with some of her Christmas money. One of my friends posted pictures of her daughter wearing her vintage jeans that she had saved from when she was little (Calvin Kleins, Jordache and Gloria Vanderbilts). I thought that was such a great idea! Wish I would have kept mine. So I’m keeping these for her forever.

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Since so many of my friends got juicers and I don’t have one, so I’m making smoothies. (but now I want a juicer :(  )  Not too sure if I could handle the detox they are all doing though.

2 cups Frozen Sliced Bananas
4 cups Low-Fat Chocolate Milk
1-1/3 cup Chocolate Sorbet
Optional for topping – Whip Cream & Chocolate Sprinkles

Blend until smooth.

Servings: 6
Calories 224
Total Fat 4.6g
Saturated Fat 2.7g
Total Carbohydrates 37.8g
Dietary Fiber 2.9g
Protein 9.7g
Nutrition Grade C+

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Tropical Smoothie

The other day Megan asked me if she could watch Dr. Phil. I told her it wasn’t on and asked her why she wanted to watch it (because I’ve never even watched it myself). She said “I have noooo idea”. So yesterday when we walked in from school, it just happened to be on. She watched it for a few seconds, said “ehhhh” and opted for her usual post school show…Ellen. Both of the girls have been begging me for months to submit my Glamour Shots photo to Ellen for the “bad paid for photos“. :/ So I finally did it for them to help make up for the birthday fiasco. Here it is, go ahead and laugh…. and yes, that’s an ice cube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I also submitted this one, just to make it fair…

I’m sure Ellen will be calling any minute now so I’m just gonna sip my yummy creamy smoothie while I wait patiently by the phone.

1/2 cup Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
2 Bananas, sliced and chilled
15 oz can Pineapple Tidbits, chilled

Chill bananas and pineapple in freezer for 20 minutes.

Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth.

Servings: 4
Calories 201
Total Fat 0.27g
Total Carbs 35.96g
Dietary Fiber 1.9g
Protein 0.84g

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Banana Split Smoothie

 

Happy 30th Birthday to my cousin Ashley. Had to give a shout out to my Aunt Gayle for her leopard theme and to my cousin for showing up at her surprise leopard party wearing leopard! Happy Birthday Ashley!!!!

This was yummy!!! Like a banana split all smooshed in a glass.

1 Banana
1 cup Strawberries
1 cup Frozen Pineapple
1 package Truvia Sweetener
1/2 cup Milk
2 cups Crushed Ice
1 Tbs Chocolate Syrup
1/8 cup Cool Whip

Place all ingredients except cool whip and chocolate syrup into a blender and blend until smooth. Drizzle chocolate inside glass, pour in smoothie and top with whip cream.

Servings: 4
Calories 214
Fat 2.9g
Carbohydrates 45.7g
Fiber 4.5g
Nutrition Grade B+

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Sunrise Smoothie

Halloween decorations are all put away and Thanksgiving is out! Why is it so hard to find good Thanksgiving decorations?? I need more turkeys!! Although for some strange reason my hubby is telling me I have way too many seasonal decorations in the attic. Duh! That’s why I started putting some in the closets!

Our Little Turkeys Plate:

Smoothies are such an easy way to sneak in some fruits without the girls knowing. Almost makes me want a juicer! Although I can only imagine their faces if I tried to serve them a bright green drink.

1 cup Strawberries
1/2 cup Peaches
1 medium Banana
1 Tbs Honey
1 cup Orange Juice
2 cups Ice, crushed

Servings: 3
Calories 120
Fat 0.5g
Carbohydrates 29.7g
Fiber 2.6g
Nutrition Grade A

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