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Tropical Fruit Smoothie

The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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A blend of tropical fruits makes a refreshing breakfast smoothie. You can boost the fiber content by adding a sprinkling of oat or wheat bran, if you like.


Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Makes: 3 servings, 3/4 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cubed fresh or canned pineapple
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu, or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup frozen passion fruit concentrate
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon wheat bran, or oat bran (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine pineapple, banana, tofu (or yogurt), passion fruit concentrate, water, ice cubes and wheat bran (or oat bran), if using, in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving: 109 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 26 mg sodium; 281 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 low-fat milk


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