Fantastic Fruit Smoothie
Makes about 2 to 2 1/2 cups (2 servings)
Frozen fruit makes smoothies extra thick and creamy. If you don't like icy cold beverages, use fresh fruit instead. Experiment with a variety of juices and fruit, depending on what is in season.
frozen or fresh
banana, broken into chunks (see Tip, below)
fruit juice (your choice; any kind)
sliced fresh or frozen unsweetened fruit or
plain, vanilla, or fruit-flavored
Combine all ingredients in blender and process until very smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
• With a few ripe bananas in your freezer, you can always create a quick breakfast smoothie. Simply peel bananas, place them in plastic bags, and store in the freezer. They will last for several weeks, depending on your freezer's temperature.
• To make your smoothie extra creamy and give it a healthy protein boost, try adding a little powdered soymilk or protein powder prior to blending.
Per 1-cup serving
- Calories: 153
- Fat: 0.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
- Calories from Fat: 3%
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Protein: 2 g
- Carbohydrates: 37.6 g
- Sugar: 26.9 g
- Fiber: 2.8 g
- Sodium: 5 mg
- Calcium: 25 mg
- Iron: 1.1 mg
- Vitamin C: 79.8 mg
- Beta Carotene: 86 mcg
- Vitamin E: 0.6 mg
Source: Breaking the Food Seduction by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jo Stepaniak; © Jo Stepaniak 2005, published by permission.