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I love a good smoothie, but I’m not a fan of the high-calorie price tag that comes with many of these blended beverages! In general, I prefer to chew my calories. So if I’m going to drink a smoothie, I expect a lot: delicious flavor, a low calorie count, and filling protein. Time to DIY! How else could I possibly sip on a frozen beverage that tastes like blueberry cobbler for less than 180 calories?
FROM COINAGE: Try This Healthy, Cheap Late-Night Snack
Sippable Blueberry Cobbler
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
¾ cup frozen blueberries (no sugar added)
¼ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
2 packets no-calorie sweetener
1 tsp. lemon juice
¼ tsp. cinnamon
⅛ tsp. nutmeg
⅛ tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup crushed ice (about 3 ice cubes)
1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend at high speed until smooth, stopping and stirring if needed.
Active time: 5 minutes
Nutritional information (about 18 oz.): 178 calories, 4g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 203mg sodium, 28g carbs, 5g fiber, 13g sugars, 8.5g protein
‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!