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A.M. Rush Espresso Smoothie

 A.M. Rush Espresso Smoothie
Want an early morning pick-me-up that's good for you, too? Fruit and flaxseed give this sweet espresso a nutritious twist. —Aimee Wilson, Clovis, California
1 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cold fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla flavoring syrup
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 medium banana, cut up
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking cocoa

Directions

  • In a blender, combine all the ingredients; cover and process for 1-2
  • minutes or until blended. Pour into a chilled glass; serve
  • immediately. Yield: 1 serving.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 148 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.