Smart Hunger-Taming Smoothies!

Creamsicle Smoothie

1 small  orange or 2 clementines
1 container of fat free vanilla yogurt (5-6 oz) (I like Stonyfield or Siggi’s)
4 ice cubes

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Directions:
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well.
Yield: 1 Serving

Siggi’s 5.3 oz vanilla 0% fat yogurt cup is tasty and only has 9 grams of sugar compared to national brands that have 18-33 grams of sugar per serving. Some brands may have low sugar but use artificial sweeteners. Try to avoid these. Siggi’s uses agave nectar as its source of sugar. Agave nectar may not spike your blood sugar as high as regular cane sugar. Siggi’s has a short ingredient list and uses premium ingredients. Siggi’s can be found at most supermarkets.

 

Vegan Delight Smoothie

(You can use less of each ingredient if you want a smaller smoothie or want to lower the calories. The label to the right assumes 1 tsp of ground flax seed and ½ banana)

1/2 cup soy milk
4 oz firm tofu  
1 T almond butter
1-2 tsp ground flax seed or 1 tsp chia seed (if you are new to flax, start with one tsp and eventually work up to two)
2 strawberries
1/3 or 1/2 frozen banana (I often cut a fresh banana in half or thirds, then use one fresh piece in my breakfast, or snack, and freeze the other  pieces) 
Drop of pure vanilla extract—a tiny drop…any more than this and you can overpower the flavor of the other ingredients.
½ tsp Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well.
Yield: 1 Serving