Citrus Berry Smoothie

Citrus Berry Smoothie

This meal-in-a-glass smoothie is bursting with berries and orange juice, healthful sources of carbohydrate and powerful antioxidants. Getting plenty of antioxidant-rich foods makes sense for active people, since free radicals are produced any time the body's cells process oxygen.

From EatingWell: July/August 2008
Yield: 1 smoothie, about 2 cups
Active Time: 5
Total Time: 5

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/4 cups fresh berries
  2. 3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  3. 1/2 cup orange juice
  4. 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
  5. 1 tablespoon toasted wheat germ
  6. 1 tablespoon honey
  7. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Place berries, yogurt, orange juice, dry milk, wheat germ, honey and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 432 calories; 3 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 15 mg cholesterol; 77 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 7 g fiber; 250 mg sodium; 617 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (175% daily value), Calcium (63% dv), Potassium (18% dv), Magnesium (16% dv).

4 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 fruit, 2 low-fat milk