I have posted about smoothies before, but no one does smoothies quite like Heather from eSmoothie Recipes. Her recipes are different, tasty and healthy. She is a health and fitness coach and stresses the importance of a healthy smoothie, instead of drinking your calories. Head over to her blog next time you want a truly healthy, unique and truly delicious smoothie recipe! And enjoy today’s drool-worthy recipe from Heather!
My name is Heather Boger-Hooker and I am a full time Mom to two little cuties, a part-time health & fitness coach and an occasional blogger at esmoothierecipes.com – where I’ve been creating and sharing smoothie recipes since 2012. I wasn’t always obsessed with smoothies – I started making them as a last-ditch effort to get some fruits and veggies into my picky two year old, but somewhere along the way we realized how awesome they are and now my whole family drinks one every day.
Since Jamie’s been on a little bit of a health kick lately I was happy to share this Strawberry Cheesecake smoothie with her (& you!) It’s delicious and you can drink it for breakfast or as a snack. My smoothie recipes have evolved a lot since 2012 because – believer it or not – smoothies can completely ruin your diet if you make them the wrong way. Last year I started tweaking my recipes and I was able to lose over 60 pounds of baby weight (….and cookies! haha!) Don’t judge! Pregnancy is the one time in my life when I just go into survival mode and eat what I think will stay down. (Pregnancy food aversions are no joke!)
Here are a few easy tweaks to turn any recipe into a Skinny Smoothie!
- Swap 2% milk for unsweetened almond or coconut milk. Almond and coconut milk still have protein and calcium, but with less calories than cow’s milk.
- Stick to portion sizes for fruit. I see some smoothie recipes that call for cups and cups of fruit – thats a dessert, not a snack! Remember that fruit still has sugar.
- Mix fruit juice with water. Fruit juice doesn’t have any health benefits and should be avoided if you’re trying to lose weight, but if you love it and have to have it use 1/2 juice and 1/2 water – you’ll still get the flavor, with less calories.
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
12 oz unsweet almond milk
1 6 oz container strawberry cheesecake greek yogurt
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (my favorite)
Combine all ingredients in blender and serve. Enjoy!