Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fruit Smoothie

Makes: 4 - 8 oz. smoothies

1 c. frozen berries
1 ripe banana, broken into several pieces
3/4 c. orange juice
1/3 c. milk
3/4 c. (6 oz.) vanilla yogurt

In a blender, place all ingredients with berries on the bottom. Blend on high speed for 2-3 minutes.

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Tips: This smoothie is one of my regular midday snacks. Here is another alternative, if you have a vanilla powdered drink mix, like Ensure or SlimFast use a scoop of the powder in your smoothie. (I use Juice Plus Complete Shake because it has great nutritional qualities.) If you do this you can opt for plain yogurt thus reducing the sugar in the smoothie. I put the powder in before the liquids so that they blend better. You can also use soy milk in place of cow's milk if you prefer. I purchase a large bag of frozen berries (sometimes strawberries, sometimes mixed berries) at Sam's Club. Lastly, since I make this smoothie regularly, I buy the large 32 oz. container of yogurt so I always have some on hand. This is a great way to get fruits into your kids even if you're on the go! I also shared this recipe at Kitchen Stewardship's Carnival of SuperFoods and MomTrends' Food Friday.

Recipe from Stacy.


Kitchen Stewardship said...

Thank you for joining the October Fest Carnival of Super Foods! Next week’s theme is Un-Processed Foods, or things you could buy in the store but choose to make at home. Hope to see you back!

PS - Please add the link to the carnival in your post.

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