Banana Spice Smoothie
From EatingWell: January/February 2012
This healthy banana smoothie is made with vanilla kefir and spiked with warming spices.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 cups vanilla kefir (see Tip)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 12 ice cubes
- Combine kefir, bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Tips & Notes
- Tip: Kefir is a drinkable yogurt found in the dairy section of most supermarkets, it supplies a healthy amount of protein and calcium and good-for-you probiotics.
Per serving: 283 calories; 5 g fat (3 g sat, 0 g mono); 16 mg cholesterol; 56 g carbohydrates; 15 g added sugars; 10 g protein; 6 g fiber; 98 mg sodium; 427 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (35% daily value), Vitamin C (17% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 3
Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 1 reduced-fat milk, 1 carbohydrate (other)
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- Type of Dish
- Beverages, smoothies
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 15 minutes or less
- Preparation/ Technique
- January/February 2012