Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

When I was pregnant, I literally made this smoothie every day – and it was the middle of Winter.  It’s so refreshing and so good for you.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup low fat (or fat free) vanilla yogurt (I like to use Stonyfield Organic French Vanilla)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 banana (frozen or unfrozen)
  • Splash of pineapple-orange-banana juice (Dole and Nantucket Nectars both make good ones)
  • Reddi Wip for topping (this is essential – fat free is just as good as regular)

HOW TO MAKE IT

  • Toss all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
  • Pour into a tall glass, top with Reddi Wip and you’re in heaven!

Banana Bread

I love a dessert that you can also justify as “breakfast” – this happens to be one of them.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 stick of  butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (3)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)

HOW TO MAKE IT

  • In a bowl, combine these dry ingredients: flour, salt and baking soda
  • Using a mixer, blend the melted butter, eggs and sugar
  • Add the dry ingredients to the mixer and mix until well blended
  • Add in the mashed bananas and mix again, but don’t over-work
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts if desired
  • Bake at 350°F for one hour