I just made a super delicious, super healthy smoothie. It is:
½ C orange juice
½ C frozen strawberry banana fruit blend (from Target)
½ C plain yogurt, original style (which is to say, “full fatted”)
1 t Nature’s Way Reuteri
1 scoop Naturade 100% Whey Protein Booster, Vanilla Flavor
All together this smoothie has 225 calories, so if you’re trying to lose weight, this is not the snack for you, but it might be the breakfast or the lunch for you. The majority of the calories come from the full fatted yogurt, so if you want to cut down on calories a bit, just use a leaner yogurt. Since I’m nursing, I’m going for as many calories as I can find.
There are 17 grams of protein, with the majority coming from the protein booster. I love this booster. It has no sugar and no artificial sweeteners. The vanilla flavor makes my smoothies taste like I used vanilla ice cream, and all without adding even a gram of sugar.
There are 23 grams of sugar, which are all naturally occurring in the juice, fruit and yogurt, and 4 grams of fiber, which come from the juice and fruit.
Now to talk about the Reuteri. This is a probiotic that I found at Good Earth. It is in powder form, and you simply measure out how much you want to add to any drink. It is good for anybody. I can give this to my babies, and I do. We’ve all been sick lately, so that’s why I added it to my smoothie.
This is great for all the sugar addicts out there. It gave me a natural sugar boost to get my energy and mood up, and all the protein will help maintain my blood sugar, so that I don’t drop back down into the awful low of coming off a sugar high.