Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Heart Healthy Smoothie

So here I am again, finally finding the time to write about one of my favorite things----FOOD!

I had to take some time away from all things bloggy, The Fly Rod Gawd's mom had open heart surgery and taking care of them took up more time than I had. But, here I am again happily blogging away and with a new found spirit. Through all of the doctors,tests, hospitals and nurses, I realized just what an important part food really plays in our lives.

When I first realized that we were going to have to have some more heart friendly meals I thought we were going to be doomed to unsalted tasteless cardboard with a side of steamed stryfoam. But, what I have realized is that creating heart friendly meals is really not as hard as I thought.

Here is a quick cardio friendly smoothie that is perfect for an on the go breakfast, lunch or snack. Try it and let me know what you think!

Banana Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 very ripe banana
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup non fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup 1 % milk
2 teaspoons honey

Place all ingriedients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk if you like it thinner and more honey if you like it sweeter!


Mary said...

Hugs and kisses, Birdie. It's so good to have you back. Your smoothie looks fantastic and will be tried here in due course - like tomorrow!

sangeeta said...

hi robin ....nice to see you after long time.....and this smoothie is really healthy looking gorgeous in this's good for skin too.

Rachelle said...

Oh I love pumpkin and smoothies. I am trying this for sure.