I’m one to always set myself with New Year’s resolutions. Every year, I try to make them as specific and realistic as possible. Whenever I go for a bland “eat healthier!” and “be positive!” statement, my goals go out the door by the second week of January.
I can’t deny that I am a total foodie. What can I say? I love to eat. I have, however, been pregnant throughout the course of 2016. Guilty as charged: in my third trimester, I wasn’t being careful with what I consumed… at all.
Now, pregnant or not, I can’t really give up on sweets and snacking. Asking me to stop cold turkey would just lead to complete failure. This is why as a goal, I decided to snack healthier. Rather than consuming sugars from cakes and doughnuts, I figured that I could develop healthier recipes that still have a sweet touch.
I don’t want to go all out with specialty ingredients. To be fair, I am dealing with a newborn, so saving time is everything. However, I can be careful with portions and the type of snacks I make. After a lot of research, I have come to the realization that I can indulge and be healthy at the same time.
I wanted to start simple and put together a quick and delicious smoothie. When I used to order smoothies at restaurants, I always thought they were these ultra-complicated concoctions that consisted of multiple ingredients and a difficult procedure. Turns out, I was very wrong.
Today, I’m sharing with you my take on a very simple smoothie recipe. Hopefully, it can help you out with your New Year resolutions!
¼ cup frozen strawberries
½ banana, sliced
1 cup almond milk
2 tsps honey
Yields: 1 serving
In a blender, blend strawberries, banana and milk until thoroughly combined. Slowly add honey. Pour into glass and enjoy!
Yes, it’s seriously that simple. I just gulped one down between my breakfast and lunch and it kept me going for those few hours. I like the idea of using frozen strawberries rather than ice so as to not dilute my drink too much.
What are your resolutions? Do you have a sweet tooth that you’re wanting to control? Let me know in the comments below!
Lisa Favre is the food author behind Marble Crumbs. Lisa shares her stories that revolve around food, because every great meal holds a great story: down to the last crumb..