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Cran-Berry Green-Tea Smoothie

Iain Bagwell; Dan Becker
Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes 1 breakfast serving (2 cups; 1 cup for a snack)
The best smoothies combine great nutrition with even better flavor. Cranberries and green tea pack this drink full of healthy antioxidants, while berries and banana add essential vitamins and nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
  • 5 frozen whole strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup brewed green tea, cooled to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup plain soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey or packed light brown sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 378
  • caloriesfromfat 5 %
  • protein 5.2 g
  • fat 2 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 92 g
  • fiber 11 g
  • sodium 38 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a blender, whirl all ingredients until smooth.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-cup serving.

Cook's Notes

Individually quick-frozen (IQF) technology has made high-quality frozen fruit possible, with a nutritional value on par with that of fresh fruit. Frozen fruit is ideal for using in smoothies, chilling the drink without diluting it as ice would.

For a tropical spin, substitute 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks for the blackberries and strawberries.