We are still on a bout of trying to eat healthily at the moment (meaning increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, and trying to lose weight – let’s be honest, ‘eat healthily’ is often a euphemism for ‘lose weight’). This means cutting down on drinking and sweets, which have been replaced with hard work on the PhD and general irritability. However, this does not mean that the food has been bad. In fact, we have been eating pretty well, and saving a lot of money by cooking at home. At the moment it is all about building up a repertoire of ‘healthy’ meals that I will attempt to make the norm, rather than the exception.
This smoothie is extremely simple – I have been having it for breakfast, but it would make a delicious snack. The exact opposite of the rather unhealthy (but utterly delicious) banana smoothie I made some time ago, this smoothie substitutes vanilla ice cream with fat free plain yoghurt, but manages to retain a good flavour due to the berries and honey.
Berry Yoghurt Smoothie
(Makes enough for 2, but can be easily halved)
2 cups plain, non-fat yoghurt
1/2 cup blueberries (frozen is ok)
1/2 cup blackberries
2 tablespoons of honey
3-4 ice cubes (I like it quite thick, but if you want a slightly more liquid consistency, you should add more)
Put everything in the blender, blend until smooth and then serve. If you dislike those chewy little bits that you get from blackberries, you can strain it through a sieve before serving.
Calories: 230 per serve (460 for whole recipe)