Tropical Fruit Smoothie
From EatingWell: The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)
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.
- 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)
- 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.
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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- The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)