Fruit Smoothies

This is a smart start to your day.
Yogurt-Berry Smoothie

Cold and sweet, quick and filling. When you're short on time, a yogurt-berry smoothie prepared in the blender can be your best friend. It's almost a meal in itself -- perfect as an energy-booster morning pick-me-up or as an emergency lunch toted in a sport bottle and enjoyed on the run.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 ripe medium bananas
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries or unsweetened frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup mixed fresh berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries or unsweetened frozen mixed berries

Instructions:

1. In a blender, puree all ingredients

Here's the nutrition scoop: 176 claories, 10 g protein, 1 g fat (0 g sat. fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrates, a nd 3 g fiber. Daily Values: 2% vit. A, 53% vit. C, 19% calcium, and 3% iron in each 12-oz. glass.

A chilling idea for dessert: Turn your smoothie into a luscious frozen dessert. Pour the blended smoothie into a glass bowl and cover. Freeze for 45 to 60 minutes, until mixture is thickened, but frozen, stirring a couple of times in between. Grab a spoon and enjoy.

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Fruit Smoothies

Watch our so-simple formula for how to make a smoothie. We break down the four ingredients you need for tasty smoothies (hint: ice isn’t one of them).

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