Monday, 10 August 2015

Slimming World Eats: Strawberry, Banana & Smoothie

Even though I may not be sticking to the plan as much as I should could be, I still enjoy using the recipes to make yummy meals and drinks. One of my favourites is the smoothie recipe which is perfect if you’re not into breakfasts but still want to get a filling start to the day. I often drink this as a pudding though as it does contain syns (due to the blended fruit) but not half as much as that chocolate cake would...


You can obviously change the ingredients up in this to suit your needs but I really enjoy this version as it just goes so well together. The measurements make a good sized portion or two smaller portions if you want to have this in addition to your breakfast with someone else. 

What you’ll need is:
1 cup of Frozen strawberries (they work better as they keep it cold - 1 syn once blended)
1 banana sliced (4 syns once blended)
Juice of half a Lemon
(HEx A) 1 cup of Skimmed Milk 
1 Muller Light Yogurt (or other variety of Fat free fruit yogurt)
(HEx B) 35g Fine Oats (sachets work perfectly for this!)

Method: 
  • Chop your banana and strawberries to stop them from jamming the blender (I actually let my strawberries semi-thaw for an hour or so in the fridge so they’re not rock solid) and add them to your blender/smoothie maker/food processor, we use the Morphy Richards Easy blender from Sainsburys
  • Then, add the lemon juice, milk and yogurt and give it a quick shake or stir (I use strawberry or rapsberry muller light to make it extra berry like as I’m not too keen on Bananas). 
  • The porridge oats are optional for this recipe but it fills you up a lot more if you add them so at this point, if you’re using them, add them now and put on to blend for 30 seconds. 
  • Simply pour into glasses and serve with a straw. 











I’m not the only person who enjoys these smoothies - Millie has her own little jars she drinks out of and she absolutely loves them! I’ve tried different variations but this one is by far my favourite combination, it also tastes really good with blueberries added in but it sends it a weird purple colour so I thought I’d leave them out for this one! 

Have you tried making this? What did you think? Do you have a different smoothie recipe I can try? 

11 comments :

  1. This looks lovely will have to try this http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk

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  2. I'd probably swap the banana for another fruit :)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I don’t really like banana at all which is why I only put half in as it just bulks it out and gives me a little more nutrition - mango works well too!

      xx

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  3. I never thought of adding oats....We have just made smoothies the same way without the oats! Net time I will give them a try :D x

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    1. It’s a good way of keeping you fuller for longer and adds more to the smoothie too!

      xx

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  4. How many syns would you say this would be. As I'm just starting out on slimming world. I didn't even realise smoothies would be classed as bad haha

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  5. The sachest aren't free unfortunately :-(

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    1. Sorry I meant sachets... They are synned now , with them being instant it makes them quite high. For example the aldi sachets are 5! I don't get it but it's what the app says :-( I love smoothies and think it's ridiculous! X

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