Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Strawberry Smoothie

Posted by Kimberly:

After I had my second child Emily, I was watching TV and happened upon an infomercial for "The Firm". For those of you who aren't familiar with The Firm, it is a workout system on dvd that you can do at home. It was the first time I had ever watched a "get fit" infomercial and really believed that what they were saying was true. So, after I got permission from my husband, I ordered it and have been faithfully exercising for the past seven years. When I first started, I really didn't change my eating. Finally, I realized that if I was going to work that hard, I didn't need to undo it all by eating whatever I wanted. So, I slowly started changing my eating habits, too. Please understand that I don't have a sweet tooth... I have a mouth full of sweet teeth! And chocolate, like my mom, is my downfall. Fortunately, a little over a year ago, I came across a recipe for a strawberry smoothie in a Sam's Club flier. It has become my guilty pleasure, but most importantly, it satisfies my craving for sweets.

Strawberry Smoothie

1 cup cottage cheese
2 tbsp. honey
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup frozen strawberries, unthawed

Put all ingredients in blender and puree until well-blended. The longer you blend it, the smoother/thinner it will be. I personally like mine thicker, but my husband prefers his thinner. My kids don't have a preference!

I had to get used to the consistency at first, but it didn't take me long! I really am addicted to them and enjoy one most afternoons for a snack. I now make a healthier version of the recipe by only putting 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon of honey, using nonfat cottage cheese, and adding more strawberries.

I have tried other recipes that used milk instead of cottage cheese, but they weren't as rich. The cottage cheese makes it more like a milk shake.

Let me know if it tames your sweet tooth too!!
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1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

What kind of cottage cheese do you use? Small curd? Nonfat? Sounds like something I would like!!!

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