Raspberry Smoothie

Leigh Beisch
Raspberry smoothies are a refreshing dessert, snack or a great breakfast option if you are on the go. Try adding any of your favorite fresh or frozen berries to put your own spin on this recipe.

Yield:

Makes about 2 1/2 cups; 2 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 172
Caloriesfromfat 7 %
Protein 4.5 g
Fat 1.3 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Sodium 39 mg
Cholesterol 2.8 mg

Ingredients

1 banana (about 6 oz.), peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup vanilla low-fat or nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Preparation

In a blender, whirl banana, orange juice, yogurt, and raspberries until smooth.

Variations: Whirl together these delicious combinations, or mix and match to create your own favorites.

Variation 1: 1 cup vanilla soy milk and 1 cup frozen raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries

Varaiation 2: 1 cup orange juice, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/3 cup chopped fresh Medjool dates, and 1 tablespoon honey

Variation3: 1 cup chocolate soy milk, 1 banana, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Variation 4: 1 cup mango or papaya chunks, 1 cup pineapple juice, and 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

Variation 5: 1/2 cup carrot juice, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 banana, and 1 tablespoon honey

Note:

January 2004