Your bikini awaits.

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Your bikini is calling you.  Do you hear it?  It’s screaming at you from the deep, dark corner of that drawer you haven’t opened in months.  It wants out.  It’s seen those beautiful bright rays of sunshine creeping into your bedroom windows lately, and it knows… it knows that you’re going to have to get your butt in a bikini very, very soon. Never fear, Elise is here- with a delicious green smoothie that promises NOT to taste like grass and still fill your body with all the nutrients it needs to start it’s day without the Egg McMuffin, side of bacon, hash brown, and frappucino that you’ve been consuming for breakfast lately.  Also, I’m going to try something new and plug my fave smoothie ingredients, as well as tell you the calorie counts as we go along.  Let me know what ya think…

Then make one, duh.  Your bikini will thank you.

Green Smoothies

Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie Ingredients:

4 T. Fat-Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I like Chobani, Frozen into 1 T. Yogurt Cubes)
1 Frozen Banana
1 C. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 T. Vanilla Protein Powder
1 T. PB2 (Or Standard Peanut Butter)
1/2 Bag Spinach

Makes 2 Smoothies

Instructions:

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Start with your frozen greek yogurt cubes at the bottom of your blender.

I LOVE to freeze my yogurt into cubes for smoothies because standard ice cubes just never create the consistency I’m going for… 1 ice cube is typically about one tablespoon.

50 Calories + 0 Fat
(25 Calories per serving)

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Then add your frozen banana.  See?  No ice necessary.  I despise icy smoothies- I want my health food to taste like a milk shake.  Duh.

120 Calories + 0 Fat
(60 Calories per serving)

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Next up is the almond milk! The stuff Silk makes only has 30 calories… big win, people, big win.

30 Calories + 2.5 G. Fat
(15 Calories + 1.25 G. Fat per serving)

 

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Then a tablespoon of vanilla protein powder- I like the one made by Muscle Milk.

52 Calories + 2 G Fat
(26 Calories + 1 G. Fat per serving)

 

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Then another tablespoon of PB2.  It’s epic, get on board with this PB powder that works perfect for smoothies and has like one millionth of the fat and calories.

30 Calories + 1 G. Fat
(15 Calories + 0.5 G. Fat per serving)

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Then fill your blender to the top with spinach – which usually requires 1/2 of a 10 oz. bag.

30 Calories + 0 Fat
(15 Calories per serving)

 

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And blend away!

You’re probably going to have to give it some love, during this process… blend a bit, then move the mixture around with a spoon, then go back to blending, until it is smooth.

 

 

 

 

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When it’s done, it should look like this…

 

 

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And there you have it-

312 calories and 5.5 g fat for the recipe, or 156 calories and 2.75g fat per serving

Man… you look skinnier already, get out that bikini!

 

Mangia!

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