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Chocolate Banana Smoothies

 Chocolate Banana Smoothies
In an effort to lose weight, I wanted to find a healthy, sweet and filling beverage. I came up with this smoothie recipe that fits the bill.—Katherine Lipka, Galesburg, Michigan
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large ripe frozen bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed ice cubes

Directions

  • In a blender, combine the milk, pudding mix and vanilla; cover and
  • process until blended. Add the bananas and ice; cover and process
  • until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 166 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat-free milk.