First week of February and I'm still going strong with the New Year's Resolutions! Been hitting up my gym three times a week, mostly because I can have a mini spa day after the elliptical in the steam room and sauna but whatever works right??
However, this added exercise has caused a bit of an increase in the appetite department, mostly in the mornings. Which brings me to my super filling, healthy, and delicious Blueberry Power Smoothie!
Confession: I've been mostly going strong with the resolutions. After cooking delicious, healthy food all day I totally caved on Sunday night and found myself in the McDonalds drive through ordering a small fries and an Oreo McFlurry. In my defense, I had been craving a McFlurry for four days prior and had literally been dreaming of fries so it was unavoidable.
I find, if the craving lasts that long, it's time to just accept your fate and go for it. Now, if I had had my Blueberry Power Smoothie in the morning like I was supposed to, my sweet tooth may have been cured for the day and the McFlurry situation could have possibly been avoided.
A perfect blend of naturally sweet fruit, healthy yogurt, raw oats and greens, this Blueberry Power Smoothie is packed to the brim with antioxidants, protein, and vitamin c. It's so yummy you can't even taste the spinach! The perfect jumpstart to your day and a nice little treat for your sweet tooth, all without the calories. Win win right??Print
- 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 1/2 cup low-fat milk
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- 2 medium oranges, peeled and pulled apart into segments
- 1 large banana, sliced
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- In a blender, pour in the low-fat milk, orange juice and plain low-fat yogurt. Add the oats, spinach, orange segments and banana slices. Add the frozen blueberries on top.
- Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until mixture is smooth.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy chilled.
Make the night before for an easy on-the-go breakfast or after morning gym snack! Pour the smoothie into mason jars and seal with lids, placing in the fridge overnight.