Loaded with Protein. Prepare this and take along a handful of granola for a quick breakfast on the go. Adding the yogurt at the very end imparts a creamy texture to the smoothie.
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 frozen sliced ripe large banana
1 cup plain Greek 2% yogurt
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender; process 2 minutes or until smooth. Add yogurt; process just until blended. Serve immediately.
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Sometimes you just have to use what you have available. I made it with black cherry Greek yogurt, so skipped the honey and spice, adding a bit of cocoa as another poster suggested. Everything else the same, otherwise. It was tasty - a good base recipe to build on!
Replaced a few items to make this a favorite. Substitute 1% milk for a lower fat option: fat free milk, chocolate soy or almond milk. Increase the 1/2 cup ice to 1 cup crushed ice. Replace the greek yogurt for 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter or omit both of these. Replace the nutmeg with cinnamon. Another version: 1 T honey, medium banana, 1/2 cup fat free milk, 1 cup crushed ice, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa. That's a lot of replacements! Well, at least it got me to try it. Now I have added a smoothie to my healthy breakfast choices.
This is my fav smoothie. With a Tbs of unsweetened cocoa it's a better version of a Banana Vivanno smoothie. I think it tastes best with almond milk and w/o the honey. I make it at least three times a week.
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