Skinny Strawberry Smoothie

Skinny Strawberry Smoothie

 
Skinny Strawberry Smoothie

 

I think I ate my way through December.

*sigh*

It was a wonderful month.

Full of parties and dinners and lunches and brownies and chocolate covered pecans and cookies that said Merry Christmas and peanut butter fudge and chocolate cakes with sprinkles on top and three layers of strawberry creme glaze.

And I actually think that I feel a little rounder just writing that last sentence.

And with every party….every celebration….every toast……every bite…..I told myself that I would do better in 2013.

A veritable paragon of healthy eating.

{gulp}

Umm…self…..January’s here.

And last time I checked…..it really is 2013.

 

Skinny Smoothie

 

I started the year off strong.

Vegetables.

Fruit.

Protein.

Seriously.  Whoever created the four food group pyramid would have used me as a poster child.

And then somewhere around January 2….

…..a chocolate chip cookie crept its way in.

And then another….and another….and another.

 

Strawberry Smoothie

 

So now….I’m working on replacing all my chocolate chip cookies with this…..a Skinny Strawberry Smoothie.

It’s easy and fast.

And icy and cold and yummy.

And it only has two ingredients.

Skinny Strawberry Smoothie

Recipe from Something Swanky

Ingredients:

2 cups frozen strawberries

1 cup water flavored with Crystal Light Strawberry Lemonade

 

Directions:

Blend together until smooth.

Drink.

Smile and reach for a carrot stick.

 

See how easy that is?

Don’t you feel skinnier just reading this post?

Me, too.

And besides…..everyone knows……chocolate chip cookies are so 2012. :)

 

Looking for a little more recipe inspiration?  Be sure to check out my recipe page.

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Comments

  1. Yum. Sorry I think Chocolate chips are still in!!!

  2. Sign me up! This looks delicious! Chocolate chip cookies? Never heard of them ;)

  3. Looks yummy! I think I can even make that…and still have room for the chocolate chip cookies!!

  4. Yummy! And so easy to make! After just returning from Disney World in the land of Mickey waffles and Mickey ice cream on a stick and Mickey everything else, I’m ready to have a nice skinny alternative! Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe! :-)

  5. Thanks for the inspiration! Hubs and I are also joining the new year diet (death) march. In one week he has already lost 10 lbs! Me? ONE! Grrr! But I will not be deterred! At least for today. We’ll see how it goes. Thanks for the help. I’ll pin this to my Skinny Me board. Hey, a girl can dream!

  6. Oh, KariAnne. I want one. I’ll drive over for a visit if you promise to fix me one. Oh, never mind the promise. I’ll just come on faith because I know you will fix me one. Yum !!!

  7. I can feel the pounds just melting away … thanks for the inspirational recipe, my friend! I’ve yet to join Weight Watchers as I’ve promised myself I would in January. And now we’re in double digit days …

    :) me

  8. Love smoothies…good luck on your “healthy alternatives” quest…Good thing that chocolate chip cookies are so 2012…as they are hard to resist!

  9. I drink a banana peanut butter smoothie almost everyday. smoothies are the best.
    Hugs,
    Laura

  10. Yummy!!! I got a Ninja for Christmas and have been trying to make a smoothie everyday. I throw some Kale and wheat germ in there too to try to compensate for the “other” food choices I make during the day, ha! This looks so delish, I’ll have to add it to my rotation! Thanks for the inspiration!! Hugs, Jennifer

  11. That sounds yummy!!!! I am new to your blog and LOVE it and LOVE you!!!!!!!

  12. Oh that looks good… But I’m not a choc chip cookie fan…
    It’s dark choc all the way….

  13. My family and I declared that 2013 is the year of eating healthy….but written in the fine print, we’ve still allowed room for the occasional Chocolate Chip Cookie, slice of cheesecake, etc…… ;)

  14. Looks pretty and I’ll be it tastes great. I had the same experience as you. New Year’s Day I ate healthy and then … potato chips entered my life. Ugh! Getting back on track. Thanks for this very easy recipe!

  15. There is an old book called “Help Lord the Devil Wants Me Fat”. Seriously. I don’t remember anything else about it except the title. I must be full of it. The devil that is.

    Bliss

  16. Karianne,
    That looks yummy! Well here’s my goal for 2013 to stick with a blog and make it grow…wish me luck. I have not been blogging but checking in at yours. I was so excited for you and your blue ribbon blog at Country Living!! Congrats. Look forward to chatting this year:)
    Bristol

  17. Yum. My skinny smoothie is almost identical, except there is three ingredients (gotta keep the blood sugar up so I don’t crash and get cravings!) 1 cup frozen fruit, 1 scoop whey protein powder, 1-ish cup of water (sometimes a little more). Spin in the blender and done! tastes marvelous. When I I have it I put in a handful of spinach too, you can’t even taste it I swear! :-) super yummy!

  18. OH this looks good.
    But truly after reading this post…I am craving chocolate. It would be heaven to drink a sip of that smoothie then have a bite of chocolate. Ha ha ha .

  19. That looks so good, KariAnne, but I still love my chocolate covered strawberries :) I figure I’m the perfect weight…I’m just short :)

  20. Hmmm . . . . wonder how a skinny smoothie would taste with a few chocolate chips thrown in? ;) Actually, this sounds delish just like it is! You go, girl!

  21. I’m in the exact same boat and have started WW and yoga (again). This recipe is so easy and yummy. Please continue to share.

  22. I think we all ate our way through December..Wasn’t it fun?? Your smoothie looks yummy..

  23. Is it bad that my first thought is how good this smoothie would be with some vodka added to it? ;)

  24. When I got to the words, “And then somewhere around January 2….” I nearly spit out my cookie! ;)

  25. Love it,. Now when you come up with a chocolate chip cookie dough super skinny smoothie – with only two ingredients – let me know. :)

  26. That looks so good- I really need to start doing some smoothies- xo Diana

  27. Beautiful pictures!!! I feel like I could just reach right in and grab that smoothie!! YUM!!! We’re doing a 7 day fast… only fruits and veggies. It’s hard. REALLY hard!! I think my hubby is having a harder time with it than I am though. The idea of not eating meat is just so foreign to him! Anyways.. LOVE this!!! Hugs!!

  28. I need some skinny inspiration. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks so refreshing.

  29. I’m still not giving up my chocolate chip cookies! I’ll dip them in this smoothie!
    Kelly

  30. Oh my YUMMY! Looks gorgeous and must taste scrumptious!!!

  31. The smoothie looks delicious! Thanks for the easy recipe KariAnne. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  32. Well that certainly is a delish looking drink, yum!

    You are so funny – chocolate chips cookies are SO 2012!

    You make me laugh all the time!

    I ate entirely too much in December, and today. We just got back from going out to dinner and boy was my dinner good – shrimp and rice and broccoli and WAY too much of a cheese sauce, rich and thick and gooey and – ugh – I ate way too much. Bleh, hate this feeling.

    I shoulda had your skinny strawberry smoothie instead!

  33. Jan. 2…lol! I can totally relate! That smoothie looks so good!!! I’ll share my own little recipe with you. I mix strawberries, blueberries, half a banana and plain Greek yogurt. I add a little vanilla protein powder too. I’m so bad at protein, not my favorite, so I feel good about this smoothie. Now, if I would just exercise…..

  34. LOL “Chocolate chips are so 2012″
    Good thing I wasn’t drinking, my laptop would be wet because I would have spit it out in laughter!
    And that sounds like a delicious and simple smoothie!
    Debbie :)

  35. Ha! Love this. I did so well Jan 1st too then..ya know.. there’s chocolate…

  36. I asked and received an immersion blender for Christmas so I could start making healthy smoothies. It probably would help if I would take it out of the box. Thanks for the recipe maybe it will be the push I need. :-) P.S. I have also purchased a bucket of Ice cream. help me!

  37. So, yeah, you made me smile. There at the end. Luckily, I’ve finished all my Christmas cookies. =)

  38. it looks and sounds yummy

  39. This looks amazing! So glad to be back on track after the holidays, too many goodies not enough healthy smoothies :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  40. Kari Anne, I have been reading your blog for awhile now. I love your quick wit, and fun posts. Your strawberry smoothie looks wonderful, and I’m sure it would be yummy with a piece of dark chocolate. ;)

  41. I just wish I liked carrot sticks. I know my life would be better and my body would be skinnier if I just liked carrot sticks!

  42. It sounds good and a great idea….I wonder how many calories it has?

    • Only 154 calories and I know natural sugar isn’t as bad a regular sugar, but 2 cups of strawberries has 20 grams of sugar and over 40 grams of carbs! Don’t think I’d want to have these everyday!!

  43. Oh I know that pattern too well. One choc chip cookie becomes two and two becomes….tooooooo many!!!
    Thanks for the refreshing drink!

  44. Ok…..I am SO making this tomorrow morning, Kerrianne!!!! I love CS and I love strawberries, and when I read your easy peasy recipe, I thought, “Why didn’t I think of putting those two yummies together….??”" lol Thanks for the great idea….and hopefully 1 size smaller jeans by springtime. :)

    xoxo laurie

  45. I guess if chocolate chip cookies are “so 2012,” then I guess I’d better start calling my style “retro.” :) Thanks for the skinny treat idea. After consuming approximately 3,467 Weight Watchers points yesterday, this drink is just what the doctor ordered.

  46. Hi! Looks great! I have a silly question. Do you mix the crystal light according to directions and then use a cup of it or do you mix one whole packet into just a cup of water? Thanks!