Banana Spice Smoothie

Banana Spice Smoothie
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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
Total Time: 5

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

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: 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)