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Blackberry Banana Smoothies

 Blackberry Banana Smoothies
"I originally began blending up this simple beverage when our young girls shied away from berries," recalls Heidi Butts from Streetsboro, Ohio. "Now they're thrilled whenever I serve it. The thick fruity drink is a refreshing treat no matter what kind of berries you use."
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, cut into thirds and frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries


  • In a blender, combine all ingredients. Cover and process until
  • blended. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with reduced-fat yogurt) equals 136 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 14 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.