“Pick me up, guilt free, Chocolate, Banana, Blueberry, Walnut Smoothie”!

It was hot here on Saturday in Adelaide. I can feel the turn of the sun to that blistering heat of an Adelaide Summer and I am  not liking it. I am not a hot weather person. Added to that, I had a bad night with my type 1 diabetes the night before resulting in having to cancel my planned outing which I was really looking forward to!

Instead I spent some time with my family and did various jobs around the house (and snuck in a garage sale!). I decided I needed a treat and thought I would whizz up a pick me up smoothie.

As I am a spontaneous person I just looked at what I had that might make a yummy smoothie for afternoon tea.

Here is what I came up with:

The “Pick me up, Guilt Free, Chocolate, Banana, Blueberry, Walnut Smoothie”!

Ingredients

1 banana

15 or so Blueberries

6 – 8 walnut halves

1 tub of diet chocolate mousse (I used the Nestle dark one)

3 dessert spoons of reduced fat greek or European natural Yoghurt

2 good dessert spoons of  low fat ice cream (I used the Bulla one)

Skim milk to fill the container (about a cup I would say)

Method

  • Chop the banana into pieces and throw into the container
  • Throw in the rest!
  • Blend until smooth
  • Enjoy!

Verdict –  I loved it, it was refreshing, with a nice blend of flavours, chocolate and banana being the dominant flavours but was a guilt free treat with the low fat and sugar products being used in the mix and adds a punch to your nutrients for the day with addition of blueberries and walnuts.

Taste test!

Helen xx

 

4 Comments

  1. Geena on November 6, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Sounds delicious!! I’m going to try that recipe, thanks so much for sharing 🙂
    I usually do banana, yoghurt and milk but it’s far too bland!

    • Helen-Edwards on November 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

      thanks Geena! Hope you like it!

  2. Marlene on November 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    It does sound good, will give it at try!!

    • Helen-Edwards on November 7, 2013 at 7:23 am

      excellent! Let us know if you like it 🙂

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