Smoothies seem to be taking the food-blogging world by storm. Or maybe that is just the blogs I read. Most of the ones I’ve seen include some sort of green vegetable, usually spinach, and look like… well, green. I wasn’t quite ready to make that kind of commitment, but I did want to give smoothies a fair try. The only real experience I have with them is from this place in the food court at the mall, and I always ordered the chocolate peanut butter one so I don’t think that counts at all.
Here’s the thing: I don’t really like yogurt. I try and try and try to like it. I have tried all different textures and flavors, light, sugar free, regular, etc. I just don’t like it. I have gone through periods of trying to make myself eat it, but after about a week, I can’t stomach it anymore. I can usually eat about 1/2 a container before I start to be totally repulsed. I’m not sure why I am so adamant about eating it; for some reason I’m convinced it’s super healthy and the cure to all the ails me, I guess.
Since I’m not a fan of it on its own, I decided to try making stuff with it. If it’s hidden in a recipe and mixed with other ingredients, surely I will like it, right? My plan was this: I will declare myself a yogurt-eater and try a smoothie for a first time. Unfortunately for me, my dislike of yogurt denies logic; I was not able to transform it into something I liked.
The smoothie turned out thick. Almost too thick to drink. Ryan and I both felt like we would have had better luck with a spoon. I’m not usually crazy about Splenda because it gives a fake taste to things, and this was no different. The smoothie could have definitely benefited from some more sweetness though. I liked the contrast of the berries with the yogurt, but, in the end, it just tasted like berry yogurt served in a glass. Not a win.
6 oz plain fat-free yogurt
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp artificial sweetener
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.
Source: Weight Watchers
1 serving | 2 POINTS