I'm nearly through the first week of Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet, and am feeling great and doing well, but boy, am I tired of breakfasts! And, I love eggs. But I'm not a "I'll have the usual" gal, so I need a little variety. And, I'm really ready for a nice bowl of Scottish Oatmeal!
But, anyway... on this sunny Saturday morning, I decided to experiment with the smoothie recipes in the South Beach Super Charged book, and came up with this yummy, vanilla/almond/maple smoothie to go with my coffee today. I loved it, the kids gave it a "thumbs down" and Joel was indifferent.
To sweeten it, I used a new sugar-free maple syrup that I found at QFC this week. It's Nature's Hollow brand, sweetened with Xylitol, and is fantastic!
So, here's the recipe:
Maple Almond Smoothie
1 container non-fat Oikos Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup vanilla-flavored, unsweetened almond milk (Blue Diamond)
3 Tbs. Nature's Hollow sugar-free maple syrup
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
about 1 cup ice
Blend all in blender and serve!