Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Green Apple Banana Shake

One thing you will probably see a lot of on this site is smoothies/protein/fruit drinks/shakes, whatever you want to call them. I love them, and I love finding new combinations. Here is one I came up with a little while ago. I love sweet things, and this one is sweet enough for me without adding any bad-for-you sweeteners! It is also super healthy and filling to boot! 


1 medium banana
1 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used home canned)
1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
a big handful of spinach
1/2 cup water
4 ice cubes


Place each of the ingredients in a blender, and turn the blender to a high setting. I usually let the blender go for at least 30 seconds. Give the spinach time to fully blend so you don't have little green flecks all through the drink. For those of you who are like me and don't like spinach, this drink doesn't taste like spinach, but you still get the benefits - yay! If you don't like the consistency of cottage cheese when it is blended, substitute fat free Greek yogurt, which has pretty much the same calories and protein. 

This drink is great and it is so healthy at the same time! Plus it has about 15 grams of protein in it, which is also awesome. Let me know if you try it out! This makes enough for two tall glasses, but honestly, I think you get away with drinking both since it is so good for you :D The entire drink has roughly 290 calories and no fat, and is full of vitamins and protein, and even fiber. Yay!

Makes: 2 servings, but you can have both!

What I look for in a breakfast shake is protein and fiber so when I finish I am not still hungry, and I remain not hungry for several hours. Here is the info for this drink:

290 Calories
0g fat
6g fiber
15g protein

For those who do Weight Watchers this drink is 5 points on the old system (cal,fiber,fat) - and this is for the whole thing, not a serving!

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