Banana Spice Smoothie

Banana Spice Smoothie

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

From EatingWell: January/February 2012
Yield: about 4 cups for 2, 2-cup servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 2 ripe bananas
  2. 2 cups vanilla kefir (see Tip)
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  6. 12 ice cubes

Preparation

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

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

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

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

3 Carbohydrate Serving

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