New Blessings and a Banana Key Lime Protein Smoothie

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This year is a new blessing. Our family has been focusing on renewing ourselves! With new diet plans, exercise plans and focusing on our mental health and well being. We’ve been busy arranging behavioral and speech therapy appointments, doctor check ups and figuring out what February may bring.

It has literally been a New Year for my family of Famished Fish. Within the last week the Lord has opened up our eyes to change. My husband has been made available in the past 6 months, by the blessings of God, to focus his time on the family, especially our Finicky Shark, Jesse, who has more and more appointments and therapies booking up. Finally after a two years of being diagnosed with ADHD and over a year and a half after being diagnosed with Autism and literally getting no outside help beyond Special Day Class at school and his IEP, Jesse is starting the therapies he needs to succeed in life socially and mentally. And I have been swamped at work with new expansions and directions of our company, and much, much growth. New accounting divisions are on my lap and my time is limited and I am longer able to pick up my boys from school and take them to appointments. Yes, by the grace of God, I have the best husband.

Well, I got a little off track here. But my point is, this year we are focusing on family, life and togetherness. We have been exercising daily as a family, really! My boys have joined in on our sessions of T25 and even take turns on the treadmill with us!

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Yep, with all the New Year’s resolutioners out there, we are getting back on the fitness train. We have a fun day ahead of Knott’s Berry Farm, roller coasters (Jesse’s latest obsession), walking and site seeing. So before that, I had to hit up day four of T25 Ab Intervals. Wow, did that kill me!

And I needed a refreshing post workout chiller packed with protein and flavor. But I also wanted something citrusy. I’ve been dying to make something with key lime and yogurt as a refreshing and light dessert, and this Banana Key Lime Protein Smoothie was just the trick! My Finicky Sharks say, skip the key lime. But a for a grown up craving pour it in!

I always thrive on my family’s support with this website. In fact, Jesse helped me picked my cover shot! He just has an eye for good looking food!

Smoothie close up

I hope you have these simple ingredients at home. You can use the juice of one lime if you don’t!

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 scoop sugar free vanilla protein powder (I use Synthesis 7 Protein which packs even more protein and WW points)
1/2 cup Fage fat free plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup dry oats
1/2 large banana
5 ice cubes
2 Tb instant vanilla pudding mix
1 Tb key lime juice (or juice of one lime)
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Garnish with:
2 Tb whipped cream
dash cinnamon

Smoothie ingredients

Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Smoothie overhead lime

And garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Smoothie overhead

Now doesn’t that look delicious!? It totally was!

Banana Key Lime Protein Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Number of servings: 1

Per Serving 603 calories

Fat 13 g

Carbs 81 g

Protein 20 g

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Banana Key Lime Protein Smoothie

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 13

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Smoothie

  • 1 cup water
  • 41 g sugar free vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup Fage fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup dry oats
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 2 Tb instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 Tb key lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • For the Garnish

  • 2 Tb whipped cream
  • dash cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mix all the Smoothie ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Notes

Makes one main dish (breakfast or post workout) serving or two snack size servings.

What are your new fitness or family goals this year?

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