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Fruit Smoothies

Fruit SmoothiesThis fruit and yogurt smoothie is a wonderful way to start your day, or serve as a healthy snack any time. Be creative when making a smoothie, the combination of fruit flavors is limited only to your imagination.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup (8-ounces) plain lowfat yogurt, or any flavor as desired
1 cup 2% milk or any fruit juice
1 medium banana, sliced
1 cup whole strawberries, or your choice of fruit, cut-up if necessary
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 to 10 ice cubes*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients, except the ice cubes, into container of electric blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. With blender running, add 2 to 3 ice cubes at a time through the center opening in the lid until all ice cubes have been added. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings.

*Tips:

  • If you use frozen fruit, there is no need to use ice to thicken the smoothie.
  • Freeze bananas past their prime for use in smoothies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe) using plain lowfat yogurt, 2% milk and strawberries: 285.8 calories; 22% calories from fat; 7.1g total fat; 26.9mg cholesterol; 188.5mg sodium; 1007.8mg potassium; 41.2g carbohydrates; 3.2g fiber; 32.8g sugar; 38.0g net carbs; 15.7g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.