Smoothies are a great way to start the day or cool down on a hot summer day. While we are still in the cold weather here in Washington, I can’t pass up a good smoothie. One way you can always have smoothie making supplies on hand is to buy fruits like berries and bananas in bulk and flash freeze them to keep them easy to use. To flash freeze, simple cut up your fruit into bite size pieces and lay flat on a baking sheet in your freezer. This method will allow you to freeze fruit faster so it retains its good flavor. When the fruit is frozen, place it in individual portions that are quick to grab for a fast morning breakfast.
Low-Sugar Blueberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 Cup Carbmaster Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 Ripe Banana (you can use frozen for a better smoothie texture if desired)
- 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
- ½ Cup Ice
- ¾ Cup Sugar Free Kool-Aid (sweetened with Splenda/Stevia or preferred sugar substitute – Strawberry, Watermelon or Orange are great for smoothies)
- Place ice, frozen berries and kool-aid in blender and pulse until ice begins to break up into smaller pieces. I have a specific one large serving size blender that I often use for making smoothies, but this recipe will make two small smoothies nicely.
- Add in yogurt and banana and puree until smooth.
- You may need to use spoon to dislodge ice/blueberries from bottom of blender and stir to incorporate well and remove all lumps.
If you are wondering about Carbmater yogurt, here is some information about it:
Carbmaster Yogurt is lower in sugars and carbohydrates than traditional lowfat or nonfat yogurts. While sweetened with some natural sugars that may cause spikes in select individuals it typically does not cause the blood sugar fluctuations that other nonfat yogurts traditionally do. Carbmater yogurt can often be found in many health food stores.