Banana-Berry Smoothie

Banana-Berry Smoothie

This bright and easy breakfast packs two servings of fruit plus soy protein and fiber.

From EatingWell: May/June 1998, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)
Yield: 3 servings, 1 cup each
Active Time: 5
Total Time: 5

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  2. 1 ripe medium banana, peeled and sliced
  3. 1 cup frozen blueberries, blackberries or raspberries
  4. 1/2 cup silken tofu
  5. 2 ice cubes, crushed (see Tip)
  6. 1 tablespoon sugar, (optional)

Preparation

Combine orange juice, banana, berries, tofu and crushed ice in a blender; cover and blend until smooth and frothy. Sweeten with sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: An easy way to crush ice is to place cubes in a heavy-duty plastic bag and break them with a rolling pin.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 135 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 3 g fiber; 19 mg sodium; 376 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (93% daily value).

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 lean meat