Refreshing and colorful fruit smoothies called batidos are served at Cuban snack bars all over Florida--try this recipe with blueberries and banana for a vacation in a cup.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine banana, blueberries, sugar, ice cubes and buttermilk in a blender. Blend until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

291.3 calories; protein 9.7g 19% DV; carbohydrates 60.7g 20% DV; exchange other carbs 4; dietary fiber 5.2g 21% DV; sugars 45.3g; fat 3g 5% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 9.8mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 226.3IU 5% DV; vitamin c 14.6mg 24% DV; folate 41.3mcg 10% DV; calcium 299mg 30% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 63.5mg 23% DV; potassium 835.3mg 23% DV; sodium 470.1mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 14% DV; added sugar 13g.

Reviews (7)

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2018
If you can't stand a smoothie without adding sugar and buttermilk then you have a LONG way to go on your health journey. This would be a baseline and minimal smoothie recipe. I always jack mine up with as many other goodies (like adaptogenic herbs protein powders leafy greens etc.) that I can stand. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2017
It was a great smoothie but why add sugar?? The smoothie was delicious and sweet without and sweetener in it!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I'm not much for buttermilk so I made mine with 1 cup of soy milk instead. It makes a very tasty smoothy thick and creamy. I like that I've already got 1/2 of my fruits for the day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I would forgo the added sugar as both fruits contain enough for sweetness as they are. I would also use soy or rice milk or a cup of fat free yogurt in place of the buttermilk. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
how many servings does this make?? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Mostly good but who needs the sugar? I substitute 1/2 packet of Splenda and "Almond Breeze - Unsweetened" which has only 3g fat and no sugar. theduchessone@rogers.com Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
It's also good with vanilla yogurt instead of the buttermilk and artificial sweetener instead of sugar. Read More