Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Roast the bananas ahead of time and store in a zip-top bag in the freezer. Roasted ripe bananas, wheat germ, walnuts, and bakery spices give this smoothie the look and flavor of speckled banana bread. If you don't have time to roast and freeze bananas, simply use very ripe bananas.

Yield:

3 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes
Other: 8 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 216
Fat 2.7 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Protein 7.1 g
Carbohydrate 44.9 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Fiber 2.8 g
Calcium 169 mg

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas, unpeeled
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place bananas on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes; cool and peel. Place banana in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Freeze at least 8 hours.

Place frozen banana, milk, and remaining ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Note:

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection

January 2005