Friday, April 22, 2011

No more Oatmeal, Spring calls for Smoothies & Parfaits

So it's actually not very "spring-like" but I'm gonna fake it and eat spring food anyhow.  Here are a few great smoothie recipes!

Blueberry Smoothie

1 c frozen blueberries

1 c Soy or Almond Milk

2 pkgs Truvia or Splenda

Pinch of nutmeg

* blend all ingredients together

* 150 calories

Chocolate Pear Smoothie

1 small pear, peeled and sliced

¼ c oats (instant or regular)

1 c Soy or Almond Milk

1 T Chocolate Chips

3 pkgs. Truvia or Splenda

¼ tsp ginger

* blend all ingredients together

* 295 calories

Banana Cottage Cheese Parfait

1 Banana, sliced

½ c fat free cottage cheese

¼ tsp cinnamon

2 pkgs, Truvia or Splenda

1/3 c Cinnamon Chex (slightly crushed)

* Stir the cinnamon and sweetener into the cottage cheese. Layer ingredients in a dish, alternating with the banana, cottage cheese and Chex.

* 220 calories

Grape Parfait

1 c grapes, sliced in ½

½ c Total, Bran Flakes, or Special K

1 container Honey or Vanilla Flavored Greek Yogurt

1 T Sliced Almonds

* Layer ingredients in a dish, alternating with the grapes, cereal and yogurt, top with almonds.

* 264 calories


  1. I'm guessing these recipes are one serving, correct? Never thought of layering with cottage cheese, or making it sweet. May have to try these!

  2. Yep, one serving per recipe. Cottage cheese is great sweet - at least I think so :-)