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Old 12-24-2013, 11:05 AM
 
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I like to make smoothies with banana, some other fruit (blueberries, strawberries, or whatever) and vanilla yogurt. However, that yogurt adds far too many carbs. Plain yogurt would cut back but I cannot abide plain yogurt. Hence the vanilla.

So, does anyone have a way of making banana smoothies using something other than yogurt? There is milk, of course, but that makes it thin. Any ideas, please?
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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I take 1 banana, 1 cup low-fat milk, ice cubes, pinch of cinnamon and 1 spelnda, blend until thick. No need for yogurt and mine comes out thick.
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:53 AM
 
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I take 1 banana, 1 cup low-fat milk, ice cubes, pinch of cinnamon and 1 spelnda, blend until thick. No need for yogurt and mine comes out thick.
1 banana and 1 cup of low-fat milk and it does come out thick. All right. I shall try it. I had not because I couldn't envision it coming out thick. Thank you. Also, have you ever tried it with juices instead of milk?
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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Almond milk and coconut milk are nice in smoothies. They might give you some of what you're missing when you make them without the yogurt.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:00 AM
 
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Almond milk and coconut milk are nice in smoothies. They might give you some of what you're missing when you make them without the yogurt.
Worth a try anyway. I've never had almond milk. Never had the store-bought coconut either. I did once have that straight from the coconut. Wasn't impressed but who knows how old that coconut was. My brother had brought it all the way from Hawaii.

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Old 12-28-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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I like to make smoothies with banana, some other fruit (blueberries, strawberries, or whatever) and vanilla yogurt. However, that yogurt adds far too many carbs. Plain yogurt would cut back but I cannot abide plain yogurt. Hence the vanilla.

So, does anyone have a way of making banana smoothies using something other than yogurt? There is milk, of course, but that makes it thin. Any ideas, please?

With the fruit you are adding the flavor of the yogurt should blend without the need to use the vanilla yogurt.
Are the carbs really that much for one smoothie a day? I seriously doubt it.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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With the fruit you are adding the flavor of the yogurt should blend without the need to use the vanilla yogurt.
Are the carbs really that much for one smoothie a day? I seriously doubt it.
34 grams and 33 of that is sugars. Then, there's the banana plus some other fruit.

Plain yogurt has far fewer carbs but I don't care for the sourness of the plain and it - for me - ruins the smoothie. Vanilla is the next best thing for my tastes.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:41 AM
 
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try a nut milk way lower calories such as coconut or almond milk . the almond milk also comes in vanilla too ..and it is just as smooth and tasty as if you had used real milk and or yogurt ...I cut out all dairy a long time ago and use egg whites egg beaters and you will not believe how good I feel .
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:04 AM
 
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try a nut milk way lower calories such as coconut or almond milk . the almond milk also comes in vanilla too ..and it is just as smooth and tasty as if you had used real milk and or yogurt ...I cut out all dairy a long time ago and use egg whites egg beaters and you will not believe how good I feel .
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I like to make smoothies with banana, some other fruit (blueberries, strawberries, or whatever) and vanilla yogurt. However, that yogurt adds far too many carbs. Plain yogurt would cut back but I cannot abide plain yogurt. Hence the vanilla.
Plain yogurt and vanilla extract. That and the banana should overpower any plain yogurt flavor -- just like the vanilla does in the processed vanilla yogurt you buy.
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