Clay's Kitchen : Drink Recipes (Without Alcohol)

Drink Recipes (Without Alcohol)

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Banana-Berry Smoothie

Recipe from: Cooking Light
Servings: 3 cups

Squeezing the juice out of fruit also removes beneficial fiber, but using the whole fruit, as in this smoothie, avoids that problem. Thanks to calcium-fortified orange juice, yogurt, and powdered milk, it also provides nearly a third of your daily calcium. And it's sweet and delicious to boot.

Sip this power breakfast which boasts more than 300 milligrams of calcium while getting ready for work or on your way there. A scoop of powdered milk boosts the calcium contributed by the yogurt and the calcium-fortified orange juice. Additional nutritional benefits come from potassium-rich banana and antioxidant-rich berries. Frozen berries ensure a thick, creamy consistency, but you can also use fresh ones. Other frozen fruits, such as peaches or mangoes, work well, too.

1 ¼ cups calcium-fortified orange juice
1 ¼ cups frozen mixed berries, such as Cascadian Farm Harvest Berries
1 cup sliced ripe banana
½ cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
⅓ cup nonfat dry milk
1 tablespoon sugar

Combine all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.


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