Wake-Up Smoothie

Wake-Up Smoothie

With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein.

From EatingWell: Summer 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)
Yield: 3 servings, 1 cup each
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/4 cups orange juice, preferably calcium-fortified
  2. 1 banana
  3. 1 1/4 cups frozen berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries
  4. 1/2 cup low-fat silken tofu, or low-fat plain yogurt
  5. 1 tablespoon sugar, or Splenda Granular (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine orange juice, banana, berries, tofu (or yogurt) and sugar (or Splenda), if using, in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 139 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 33 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 4 g fiber; 19 mg sodium; 421 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (110% daily value), Fiber (16% dv).

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1/2 low-fat milk