Thursday, September 15, 2011

Berry Spinach Smoothie (100 calorie snack idea)

Since my day didn't start so well I'm ending it with lots of fruits and veggies.

This evening I made a smoothie that goes like this.

3/8 c frozen blackberries
3/8 c frozen strawberries
1/2 c fresh spinach
2 tbsp cottage cheese
1/8 tsp xanthan gum
1/8 tsp guar gum
1/2 c water
1 sweetener
1 tsp vanilla extract

I decided to break down the nutrients and was pleasantly surprised.

100 calories.

4.5 g protein, 4.5 g fiber, 30% vitamin A, 55% vitamin C, 7% calcium, 10% iron, 7% potassium and 1-2% of B-6, phosphorus, magnesium and copper.

1 1/2 servings fruit + 1/2 serving vegetables + 1/4 serving dairy

Pretty dang nutritious for only 100 calories!

I'm trying to come up with as many nutritious, easy, tasty, filling recipes as I can to help me stay on track.

This is definitely going on the list.


  1. I love smoothies, definitely my favorite!

  2. I am a smoothie newbie, and have only been using bananas as my fruit, but frozen berries sound like such a delicious ingredient!

    Where do you find those gums? Do they make a big difference in thickness?

  3. Sounds good! I have never used xanthan gum or guar gum. But I know real smoothie makers swear by them. I think I'll have to get some...