Monday, January 2, 2012

Banana Orange Smoothie


Happy New Years, Slow Roasters!  Hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Years.  We really enjoyed spending time with our loved ones.

It doesn't quite feel like January, it was 83 here today in Arizona.  I imagine our picture gave that away. 

First of the year means time for resolutions.  I have been teetering on this healthy eating wagon for many months now, so I have decided that I am going to get on that wagon!  So over the next few weeks (and hopefully months) you will find flavorful, delicious dishes most of which will not bust your calorie budget.  You will also find incredibly tasty options for entertaining (Wednesday's The Happy Hour) and also delicious healthy snacks for your munchkins.  There will be more decadent dishes from time to time, as I am feeding a family and will share some of those dishes with you too.  We will of course still have our cocktails (Ladies Night on Thursday)!


Today we have a fabulous smoothie to get your week started.  Mr W and Em enjoy this smoothie nearly every morning!  For my family this is a healthy breakfast replacement.  With the ingredients we use, this delicious filling smoothie has 238 Calories, .5g Fat, 46 Carbs, 10g Protein.  The carbs from the banana are great for early morning energy.  This recipe makes 2 -24 ounce smoothies.  You could serve it as a delicious mid-morning snack by cutting it to 4 servings!  That would be 4 - 12 ounce smoothies at 119 calories each.

Hope you enjoy this simple and delicious smoothie!  If you are looking for something more substantial to start your day try my favorite Sun-dried Tomato and Scallion Egg White Omelet.

Banana Orange Smoothie
2 medium bananas, frozen
1 1/2 cups Non-fat, plain yogurt
1 cup Trop50 Orange drink

Place all ingredients in the bowl of your blender, blend for 2-5 minutes until you have your desired consistency.

Serve in 2 glasses.

Calories 238, .5g Fat, 46 Carbs, 10g Protein
(Nutritional facts are an estimate based on the ingredients I am using)

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

15 comments:

  1. Started the day with a very similar smoothie. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

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  2. now that looks delicious and good for you!

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  3. It's just as hot here in California...didn't really feel like Christmas! But, I guess we can't complain too much. ;) This smoothie sounds fantastic and would be sure to cool ya down!

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  4. My favorite way to start the day. That bright citrus would wake me up!

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  5. Looks great, Donna!
    I'm hoping this warm weather isn't an early spring. If it is, it could be a lloonngg summer!
    Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year's!

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  6. delicious looking combination smoothie looks wonderful

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  7. Thanks for this post! I am into a healthier "me" this 2012. Start the morning right with this fruity smoothie...Yum! Thanks!

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  8. Lovely smoothie recipe!Now I know what to do with my leftover bananas and oranges :)

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  9. Mmm, enjoy the warm weather. This reminds me of Orange Julius smoothies from the mall!

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  10. Oh my goodness, this banana orange smoothie is so amazing! I want it now! Glad to do citrus-love with you!

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  11. Refreshing and lovely...perfect for your weather!!!

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  12. Smoothie looks perfect! Banana and Oranges. Mmmm

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  13. Love how simple, and delicious your smoothie looks! Take care, Terra

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  14. I looove smoothies!! I never tried it with oranges but I am sure it's more than delicious! I so have to make this!

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