Every night after my kids are finally in bed I ask The Man Who Ate Everything the same question…
…..get your mind out of the gutter…
The question is…..
“Honey, do you want a smoothie?”
We literally drink this smoothie every night when we are trying to eat healthy to satisfy our sweet tooth. If you’ve been over to my house past 8:00 pm you’ve probably been offered one. You’ve probably been surprised how such a simple smoothie could be so good. I was. It’s really refreshing and only a mere 45 calories. My sister-in-law Kim introduced us to it and we’ve been making it every since.
On a side note, if you are anything like me and have a Digital SLR and still feel like you don’t know anything about it then try this fun tutorial on how to take the above picture of the strawberry in water. I’ve tried to read my manual and photography tips online when I have time…which is never…but this little project took all of five minutes. My 5 year old helped me drop the strawberry until he got bored and I did it myself. I saw this originally at the Idea Room but the tutorial is here.
It’s actually an HCG diet friendly smoothie but is great if you aren’t on the diet. My drink here is actually a little melted…it usually is more icy.
Healthy Strawberry Lemon Smoothie
1handful of strawberriesstems cut off
Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
1-2handfuls of iceabout 3/4 cup
waterabout 3/4 cup
2packets of Truviaall natural sweetener that can be found by the regular white sugar at the store
Here's how I do it: I grab a handful of strawberries (as many as I can fit in my little hand). I wash them and then cut off the stems and throw them in the blender (Kim actually uses frozen strawberries). I juice half of a lemon into the blender. I add 2 packets of Truvia. Truvia comes from the Stevia plant and is and calorie free. You could substitute 2 teaspoons of white sugar here but it will have more calories. Then I add water until it almost covers the strawberries. I add 1-2 handfuls of ice. Adjust water and ice to your preferences on thickness and sweetness. Blend well. I double this if making it for my husband too.