Breakfast smoothies? Healthy?

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
April 30, 2013 9:30am CST
I have't had a breakfast smoothie in ages, I mixed some yogurt with milk, added strawberries, and blackberries then mixed it all up. I may tomorrow make one with adding some orange juice. My friend said how fattening they are, but I find they are filling (as normally I skip breakfast all together).
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• United States
30 Apr 13
It depends on what you are putting into them. What the real concern there what you are using would be the amount of sugar that you are getting. It may be better to use plain, unsweetened almond milk in lieu of the yogurt and milk. You would have to compare the nutritional info, but it would likely be the healthier, lower fat, lower calorie choice. Plus, cutting back on your dairy intake would be a good thing.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
30 Apr 13
My friend eats a lot of dairy whereas I don't. I may look at almond milk, I usually use skim milk as it doesn't hurt my stomach as much.
• United States
1 May 13
I agree, almond milk is better. Not fattening but make sure you get the one that specifically says unsweetened.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Apr 13
I think what would make it fattening would be if sugar was added or if the milk and yogurt had a lot of vitamin D in it. Even so it wouldn't be as bad especially if the smoothie, like mine is most of the time, is usually your breakfast and lunch.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
30 Apr 13
I usually have it for breakfast, as I ddon't eat much until supper. Some add some odd things in, or drink way more than need be.
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• United States
3 Dec 15
Okay a little dairy fat of the best kind (filled with the probiotics in yogurt and the antioxidants in the berries), who can go wrong ? Yummy and hi there