Yah, it’s Friday!! Woohoo!!! This weekend is my Pretty Muddy Run. I’m excited and a little afraid. How am I going to do on a 5k obstacle course in the mud and the sun? My run is at 9:15am, but it’s suppose to hit in the 100’s in Sacramento, so it is going to be hot. I have been good, hitting the gym four days in a row, which is like a record for me. I have been on the treadmill, elliptical, bike and the horrible stair climber, plus I have been practicing on the rope machine. My arms are sore, so today I am going to take it easy and I am just going to do some yoga and stretching. I’m trying to get all geared up to do my run without practically killing myself. I am sure I will fill you in on the run next week. Since I have been so busy between work, the gym, making dinners and blogging, I am going to make it short today. Today I have for you another smoothie recipe, I know, I know, but it’s hot out and I have been on a sweet kick all week, plus a smoothie kick so I am bringing you another smoothie recipe. I hope you don’t mind.
This isn’t the healthiest smoothie in the world, but it’s also not bad. I believe in moderation of sweet treats and I did try to make it as healthy as I could since I used pudding mix in the recipe. But believe me, it’s well worth the calories. It practically tastes like a milkshake. It’s so good, so sweet, thick, cold and has the most wonderful cookies and cream taste. I haven’t had a OREO cookie in years and this smoothie totally gave me the OREO cookie taste that I have been missing without actually adding OREO’s!
When I was in the baking isle of the grocery store the blue box with the word OREO was calling me! I looked at it and thought, I don’t know? The all of a sudden my hand put it in the cart. I thought ok, why not? Such a great idea!!! Thanks to JELL-O I got to have my OREO cookie, without adding an actual OREO. That’s a calorie savor since OREO’s are 53 calories a cookie and my guess I would need at least 3 cookies in this recipe, ok, maybe two, but either way, my smoothie has only 132 calories and it contains Chobani Greek Yogurt and milk! I used plain Chobani, but I could only imagine how much better it would taste with Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt. Oh my!!
- 1 cup non-fat milk
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt or vanilla greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
- 6 tsp. (30 grams) JELLO OREO Cookies and Cream Instant Pudding
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract (omit if using vanilla greek yogurt)
- ½ tsp stevia, to taste
- 1 cup ice
- In a blender at all the ingredients and process until smooth.
I hope you can forgive me for sharing two drink recipes this week, and making this a sweet one! I thought it would be perfect for a weekend treat, plus I couldn’t resist sharing it with you before Smoothie Monday!! he he I know no one in my family argues with me, when I hand them a glass of liquid cookies. lol
Well my Friends, as I said, I am making this short! Have a super fab weekend! Get out there enjoy the sunshine!!! I know I”ll be in it first thing tomorrow morning!!