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Coffee-Banana Smoothie

May/June 1997, March 2016

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In this easy smoothie recipe, tofu packs protein and adds creaminess for a deliciously satisfying way to start your day.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Didn't know what to think at first but I've just made this smothie as a snack and I absolutely love it. I didn't have a smoothie maker but I just mashed up all the ingredients (although i didn't put sugar in it - was already quite sweet :...
Coffee-Banana Smoothie

Makes: 2 servings, 1 1/2 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu, (if using a shelf-stable box, choose soft), drained
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder, preferably espresso
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Ground cinnamon, (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine milk, tofu, banana, sugar, coffee powder and ice cubes in a blender. Blend until very frothy. Taste and add more sugar if desired. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon, if using. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving: 186 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 8 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars; 21 g total sugars; 10 g protein; 2 g fiber; 93 mg sodium; 476 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: None

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1/2 fat-free milk, 1/2 medium-fat protein, 1 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrates


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