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Banana Spice Smoothie

January/February 2012

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This healthy banana smoothie is made with vanilla kefir and spiked with warming spices.


Banana Spice Smoothie

Makes: About 4 cups for 2, 2-cup servings

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.

Nutrition

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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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Type of Dish
Beverages, smoothies
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Ethnic/Regional
American
Servings
2
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Breakfast
Brunch
Snack
Publication
January/February 2012
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