Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Strawberry Power Smoothie Recipe

This recipe is brought to you by Stonyfield.
My family is chronically late for things. So much so that friends who spend any large quantity of time with us will frequently give us a different time to arrive to events than they tell the other people. Want the Bonhams to show up around 3:30? Tell them to be there by 3. I wish I were joking.

Lack of a sense of urgency is definitely not the reason we are running behind. I feel like we're always rushing to try to not be so late. Sometimes we actually manage to be on schedule - or close to it. But then we remember nobody has had breakfast!

When we are in a rush but we still need to get breakfast into our bellies, smoothies are a great option. They are portable and can be enjoyed on the go - so unlike a bowl of cereal or oatmeal, I don't have to wait around for the 3 year old to finish taking his sweet time eating breakfast. They are also quick to prepare. In less than 5 minutes, I can have a smoothie for three people whipped up, wash the blender and be out the door.

This smoothie is great because the Greek yogurt really boosts the energy and the sticking power of the smoothie so you can still feel full a couple hours later. Still need something to crunch? Grab a handful of almonds to munch alongside your smoothie.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt*
  • 1 banana
  • 1 fresh orange, peeled
  • 1 cup frozen organic strawberries*
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing organic options for these ingredients to avoid persistent pesticides, GMOs and antibiotics or hormones.

Yield: 2 servings
Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count

Directions

  1. Add yogurt, banana and orange to blender. Blend until very smooth.
  2. Add frozen strawberries and continue blending until all chunks are gone. If a thicker smoothie is desired, add additional frozen strawberries. If smoothie is too thick, add milk or a milk substitute until desired consistency is reached.


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disclosure: This post is brought to you by Stonyfield as part of my Stonyfield ambassadorship trip to the 2014 SNAP Conference in Utah. While I was compensated for my time spent creating and photographing this delicious recipe for you, all opinions are my own. I only ever work with brands whose products I love and think you will enjoy as well. See my full sponsored post policy here. If you're coming to SNAP 2014, please leave a comment or give me a shout out on social media. I'd love to meet you and hook you up with some Stonyfield swag!

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