I have never been a coffee fan, but give me a smoothie and I am one happy camper! I love that I can make delicious and healthy breakfast smoothies on the zone diet. It is a great breakfast after a hard morning workout! Here is one of my favorites:
For a full 3 block zone meal you would use one cup of frozen strawberries, 1/3 frozen banana, 1 cup low fat milk, 2/3 oz vanilla protein powder, & 1.5 tsp peanut butter. But let me tell you that is a huge smoothie! It fills the entire bottle that you see there and I can hardly down that much in the morning. So here I went with 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/3 frozen banana, 1/2 cup vanilla unsweetened almond breeze, 1/3 oz vanilla protein powder, & ~1 tsp PB (sorry I omitted the PB from the picture). This makes about 8 oz, which is perfect for me in the morning!
*Kristin’s Food Tip:
Peel and slice bananas into the portions you use (for me and for zone 1/3 of a banana) and freeze them individually in ziplock bags! Perfect for smoothies!!
I simply throw everything into my Oster MyBlend Blender, screw on the blending attachment, set in the base, and push. Viola! Finished product. You then can screw on the sport bottle cap and drink right from bottle. It is so easy, no clean up, and this thing literally blends through anything! If you love smoothies as much as I do, you have to have this lil gadget! Check out more MyBlend recipes here! For those of you less interested in the Zone diet, my smoothie ended up at: 158 Calories, 5g fat, 20g carbs, 3.5g fiber, and 10g protein. Plus tons of vitamins and deliciousness! 🙂