Not to brag, I promise, but the gorgeous photo below is going to be my view in two weeks.
So, naturally, I’m frantic because I’m nowhere NEAR bathing suit ready. I mean, I’m probably as far as they get. That is why when I was asked by DailyBuzz Healthy Living to try, review and recipe create with the new Diet Cranberry juice from Ocean Spray, I was ALL OVER IT. In addition to tasting it, I also added it into this super light and fruity low-fat banana strawberry smoothie.
We were asked to whip up our own version of their very berry smoothie and I immediately thought strawberry banana. It’s one of the most popular fruit flavors ever and I actually had the ingredients on hand. WIN.
I could definitely get on board with having one of these everyday. It’s light and frothy, super fruity and flavorful with just the right amount of sweetness. I hate when you order smoothies from restaurants or fast food joints and they taste like the person who made it added 14 cups of sugar. This low-fat banana strawberry smoothie has NO added sugar whatsoever. The only sweetness you get is from the fruit and a bit from the juice. Plus, the addition of the Chobani gives each serving (1/2 mason jar) a whooping 8 GRAMS of protein. Isn’t that amazing?
In regards to the actual diet cranberry juice, I’ll say, I’m a fan. I NEVER buy, drink or support store-bought fruit juices because they are awful for your health. Each jug is loaded with ingredients I can’t pronounce and more sugar than two giant candy bars. However, this Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Juice is far from that. In fact, each 8 ounce serving has less than 1 gram of sugar and just 5 calories.
It’s not something I’ll drink everyday, but it’s a great low calorie mixer for cocktails and makes a fabulous addition to lighter smoothies. Ocean Spray, you did good.
Low-fat Banana Strawberry Smoothie
Yields about 1 pint (serves 2). Recipe slightly adapted from Ocean Spray.
Prep time: >5 minutes
- 3/4 cup Diet Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice (or your favorite light juice)
- 6 ounces Chobani banana yogurt
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup fat free reddi whip cream
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smoothie. Garnish with additional whipped cream, strawberries or sliced banana.
Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):
Fat: 1.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 28 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 8 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4
I have partnered with Ocean Spray through DailyBuzz to help promote their new Ocean Spray Diet product. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product, however my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.