Nutty Banana Liquado
- In a blender combine the first four ingredients (through agave syrup). Cover and blend until smooth. Gradually add ice through feed tube, while blending to desired consistency.
- Pour into glasses. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
From the Test Kitchen
Prepare as directed, except use 1 cup hulled fresh or frozen strawberries and 1 cup peeled, seeded, and chopped mango instead of the banana and almonds. Pour into glasses. Top with strawberry halves and/or mango slices.
Per 8-oz. serving: 149 cal, 3 g fat (2 g sat. fat), 10 mg chol., 59 mg sodium, 28 g carb., 2 g fiber, 5 g protein
Nutrition analysis per serving: 149 calories, 5 g protein, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 25 g total sugar, 14% Vitamin A, 72% Vitamin C, 59 mg sodium, 16% calcium. 2% iron
Mint-Mandarin Orange Liquado:
Prepare as directed, except use two 11-oz. cans mandarin orange sections, drained, instead of the banana and almonds. Add 4 or 5 mint leaves, snipped, to the blended mixture; pulse by turning blender on and off several times until mint is mixed into liquado but not pureed. Pour into glasses and serve with additional fresh mint leaves.
Per 8-oz. serving: 144 cal., 3 g fat (2 g sat. fat), 10 mg chol., 63 mg sodium, 27 g carb., 1 g fiber, 5 g pro.
Nutrition analysis per serving: 144 calories, 5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 25 g total sugar, 22% Vitamin A, 53% Vitamin C, 63 mg sodium, 16% calcium, 3% iron
To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake about 5 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan once or twice to avoid burning.
Nutrition Facts (Nutty Banana Liquado)
- Per serving:
- 168 kcal ,
- 5 g fat
- (2 g sat. fat ,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 2 g monounsaturated fat ),
- 10 mg chol. ,
- 58 mg sodium ,
- 26 g carb. ,
- 2 g fiber ,
- 21 g sugar ,
- 6 g pro.