Sugar Free Eggnog

eggnog

Ingredients:

6 c. nonfat milk
1 t. pure vanilla extract (you can use imitation but it will alter the taste)
1 small box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
3 1/4 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of cinnamon

Directions:

Combine wet ingredients
Combine dry ingredients except cinnamon
Whisk the dry mix into the milk mixture until smooth.
Refrigerate 1 hour
Serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon on the top

Applesauce Smoothie

applesmoothie

Ingredients:

2 medium apples – cored, chopped, peeled (some people like this skin on but I find it’s a hassle getting the skin to mix properly.
1/4 c. unsweetended applesauce
1/2 c. skim milk
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. ice

1 scoop protein powder if this is a meal replacement.

Directions:

Mix apples, milk, and cinnamon (and powder if using). Pay special attention for lumps if you decided not to peel.
Add applesauce and ice.
Blend on whip setting until smooth.

Optional: Note that you can replace the apples completely with around a 1/2 c. applesauce per apple but note that the calories will go up somewhat.

Warm Banana Bread Smoothie

warm banana smoothie

Ingredients:

1 c. warm water (milk works too) (not too hot if using a glass blender, as it could break)
1 medium banana (overripe if you have it)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger (I’ve also used nutmeg and omitted altogether)
1 T. ground walnut (optional)

I drink this as is, but hubby adds sugar to it so sweeten to taste :)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients until smooth and drink warm.