I start by using Almond Dream (vanilla flavored) instead of cows’ milk. I was using Rice Dream but since I’m cutting down on calories Almond Dream is 1/3 the calories. Depending if I want to make enough for there to be some left over so that I can put in a plastic glass and freeze it to have as a dessert later will determine how much Almond Dream I use.
Typically, I’ll use 10 ounces of Almond Dream, 1/2 cup yogurt, 3/4cup frozen banana and 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks, 4 scoops chocolate whey protein powder and blend until smooth an creamy.
After it’s nice and blended I’ll put in 1/2 cup of walnut pieces or raw almonds whichever I happen to have. I’ll blend for small bursts of 2 seconds each maybe 2 -3 times. I don’t want the nuts to be totally crushed. I want to be able to chew nice chunks of nuts while I drink my smoothie.
What’s left over freeze for a delicious frozen dessert!!