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Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

September/October 2014

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Skip the PB & J sandwich but get the flavors in this healthy smoothie! Greek yogurt, spinach and strawberries are blended with peanut butter in this healthy, protein-rich smoothie recipe.


Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Recipe

Makes: 1 serving

Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices (about 1 medium banana)
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey (optional)

Preparation

  1. Add milk and yogurt to a blender, then add spinach, banana, strawberries, peanut butter and sweetener (if using); blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Per serving: 362 calories; 10 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 10 mg cholesterol; 54 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 18 g protein; 7 g fiber; 167 mg sodium; 1103 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (87% daily value), Vitamin A (64% dv), Potassium (32% dv), Calcium & Folate (28% dv), Magnesium (24% dv), Vitamin B12 (19% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 3 1/2

Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1 1/2 nonfat/lowfat milk, 1/2 high-fat meat, 1 fat


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