Many thanks to Yoplait for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to create a snack hack with Yoplait Light!
Watching what I eat has been a long time struggle for me. It is a sad confession day when I tell you that I have been considered plus size since I was around eight years old. No matter how many diets I tried, I have never been able to achieve that perfectly thin body. So today I am cheering for healthy snacking and sharing one of my family favorites, the Banana Smoothie. It is simple to make and you can top it with anything from the peanut butter drizzle seen below to fresh strawberries for a tangy twist.
It may have taken me nearly 10 years of misery to get to this point but about a year ago to this day I decided, I love me for me. Every since that moment my goal was no longer to be what magazines wanted me to be, but to be healthy for myself and my family. In the last year, I have slowly transformed my way of thinking from someone who would work 6+ hours online and then sit with my children to achieve those family moments to a mom that takes a break every 30 minutes or so to stretch, do some extra chores and even jog in place. One that spends time with my children outdoors or practicing taekwondo routines with them. These are simple practices that only take a little bit of time out of your day and add so much more to it. Even more so, I have become one that no longer thinks I have to force myself to starve to lose weight but simply by applying a routine of healthy snacking (like with Yoplait Light: 90 calories, 0% fat, 90 calories and 20+ flavors to choice from), regular meals and exercise. I feel full, happy and excited to continue my journey for a lifetime to come. You will never truly be able to change until you take that first step and I am glad to have a partner like Yoplait Light on my team.
Banana Smoothie with Peanut Butter Drizzle
1 Ripe Banana
1 Yoplait Light Very Vanilla
4 ounces of non-fat milk
Peanut Butter Drizzle Ingredients:
1 tablespoon Creamy Peanut Butter
1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
#1. Peel and slice banana into 1/2 inch pieces.
#2. Add Yoplait Light Very Vanilla, milk and banana to blender and mix. *I prefer mine a little chunky but this part is all up to you!
#3. Pour into glass and top with drizzle or fruit as desired.
Peanut Butter Drizzle Instructions:
#1. Mix peanut butter and brown sugar in small bowl.
#2. Heat in microwave for 15 second intervals until you achieve a syrup consistency.
#3. Drizzle over the top and enjoy.