What is one thing you eat every single day? For me it’s cottage cheese and for Mike it’s yogurt (ironically, I’m also a big yogurt eater but he won’t touch cottage cheese with a 10 foot pole). That’s ok, I use the fact that he likes yogurt to my advantage. Namely, to get more fruits and veggies into him whenever I can.
Smoothies are a great way to do it; along with yogurt, you can add just about any fruit you like, and veggies work well too. (If you’re not sure you’d like a smoothie with veggies, start with avocado; it adds a deliciously creamy texture – like banana – and the flavor isn’t overpowering. Actually, if you add unsweetened cocoa powder along with stevia to make it a chocolate smoothie, the flavor of avocado is pretty well masked; read: Mike-friendly.) I call them milkshakes and my hubby is none the wiser, lol.
This yogurt is delicious on its own or added to a smoothie.
This Strawberry-Vanilla Smoothie is his favorite; he feels like he’s getting a treat and I feel like I’m feeding him well…a complete win-win, really. To make it a meal on the go, I like to add a scoop of vanilla or unflavored protein powder to the mix.
Flavor Variations: Feel free to sub out the strawberries for any frozen fruit you like (such as blueberries or peaches). You can also switch the yogurt flavor to match the fruit.
1 (4 oz) cup Activia Harvest Picks strawberry yogurt
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 medium ripe or over-ripe banana, cut into 1-inch chunks and frozen
1/2 cup unsweetened milk (such as cow’s, almond, soy, rice, or coconut milk)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 packet stevia (optional)
Combine all ingredients in the jar of a blender and puree until smooth; serve.
Disclosure: I received a coupon for Activia Harvest Picks yogurt to sample for free and compensation for this post was provided by Activia via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Activia.