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Banana-Berry Smoothie

May/June 1998, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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This bright and easy breakfast packs two servings of fruit plus soy protein and fiber.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I like it as is, but leave out the ice cubes. I use frozen berry mix from costco. "
Banana-Berry Smoothie

Makes: 3 servings, 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 1 ripe medium banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries, blackberries or raspberries
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu
  • 2 ice cubes, crushed (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine orange juice, banana, berries, tofu and crushed ice in a blender; cover and blend until smooth and frothy. Sweeten with sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: An easy way to crush ice is to place cubes in a heavy-duty plastic bag and break them with a rolling pin.

Nutrition

Per serving: 135 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 3 g fiber; 19 mg sodium; 376 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (93% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 lean meat


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