Banana Spice Smoothie

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Banana Spice Smoothie

This healthy banana smoothie is made with vanilla kefir and spiked with warming spices.

Yield: about 4 cups for 2, 2-cup servings
Active Time: 5
Total Time: 5

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups vanilla kefir (see Tip)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 12 ice cubes

Preparation

Combine kefir, bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: Kefir is a drinkable yogurt found in the dairy section of most supermarkets, it supplies a healthy amount of protein and calcium and good-for-you probiotics.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 283
fat 5 g (3 g sat, 0 g mono)
cholesterol 16 mg
carbohydrates 56 g
protein 10 g
fiber 6 g
sodium 98 mg
potassium 427 mg

Nutrition Bonus Calcium (35% daily value), Vitamin C (17% dv)

Carbohydrate Serving 3

Exchanges 1 1/2 fruit, 1 reduced-fat milk, 1 carbohydrate (other)

From EatingWell January/February 2012