Classic Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

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Recipe by Maryellen Driscoll

An easy, healthy eye-opener to start the day on the right track.

(Photo Credit: Scott Phillips)

Yield: about 3½ cups

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 heaping cups (12 ounces) individually quick-frozen strawberries

Directions

  1. Put the orange juice, yogurt, banana, and 1 cup of the berries in a blender. Blend using the pulse option (or start at a low speed and gradually increase to high).
  2. Once blended, add the remaining berries one at a time through the jar cap's fill hole while the machine is running. Blend until smooth.

Tips/Techniques

Photo Credit: Scott Phillips from “Fine Cooking,” 51 pp. 72, June 1, 2002.

Nutrition Info

Size: per cup; Calories (kcal): 110; Fat (g): 0.5; Fat Calories (kcal): 5; Saturated Fat (g): 0; Protein (g): 2; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0; Carbohydrates (g): 25; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): 20; Cholesterol (mg): 0; Fiber (g): 3
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