Two of My Favorite Smoothies

I’ve mentioned before that I used The Abs Diet to lose the extra pounds Peanut left me with. That and ALOT of excersise. Anyway, the Abs Diet isn’t a diet. It’s a lifestyle change. It has forever affected what I eat, the meals I fix for my family, and how I look at food, in general.

Today, I thought I’d share with you two of my favorite smoothies. The recipes are from, naturally, the Abs Diet. (I am sorely lacking in food photography skills, but I attempted to show you what they look like.)

This first one is a triple berry flavor. It’s Peanut’s favorite and she’ll usually flat suck it down. It’s sweet and it’s packed full of protein and antioxidants.

Triple Berry Smoothie

Recipe: Triple Berry Smoothie (aka Belly-Busting Berry)

1 scoop low-fat vanilla ice cream

1/4 cup each frozen blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries (I get the no sugar added kind)

1/2 cup low-fat milk (I use 1%)

1 tbsp. vanilla whey protein powder

3 ice cubes (I use 6 because it makes it less frothy and more icy. Icy=yummy. And tricks my mind into thinking there’s more there to drink.)

Serves 1. 251 cal, 15 g protein, 38 g carbs, 4 g total fat, 2 g sat fat, 116 mg sodium, 4 g fiber

The next smoothie is a strawberry banana flavor. It is SO good, but I don’t make it as often as the triple berry because:

1. I don’t always have bananas on hand.

2. If I do have bananas, I might have to peel one and there are days I’m just too lazy to do that.

This smoothie is the farmer’s favorite because he loves pink.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Recipe: Strawberry Banana Smoothie (aka Strawberry Shortcut)

1 scoop low-fat strawberry ice cream

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 banana

1/2 cup low-fat milk

1 tbsp. vanilla whey protein powder

3 ice cubes (I use 9 or 10. This one is extra frothy.)

Serves 1. 283 cal, 14 g protein, 48 g carbs, 4 g total fat,

Although my husband is a dairy farmer, he rarely drinks milk. This is one way I get it down him. His muscles work hard every day and milk aids in protein synthesis. Efficient protein synthesis = bigger muscles. I like to think I’m feeding these to him for my own enjoyment. 😉 And then to top that all off, more muscle = not only looking good, but a faster metabolism.

Drinking low-fat milk not only strengthens bones, but it gives volume to your stomach. These smoothies are my go-to’s when I’m craving something sweet and I don’t have to deal with any guilt about slurping them down in 5 seconds flat. Scientists believe that calcium aids in weight loss because it blocks/metabolizes fat. What’s not to love about that? I’m not a scientist, but there’s a lot of dairy products in the Abs Diet and I’m thinner now than I was before I had Peanut.

 You need to make one of these today!

Drinking smoothies and supporting… myself?,

The Dairymaid

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