Healthy Fruit Smoothies Recipe
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
- 1/2 cup canned unsweetened pineapple chunks
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 4 ice cubes
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process for 30-45 seconds or until blended. Stir if necessary. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
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Try adding some Chia seeds, you'll have to adjust the nutritional count but its well worth it. If you add the Chia seeds to your milk and let absord before adding to the smoothie they blend better without sticking to the sides of the blender.
This is an excellent start to the morning. For those who don't want it sweet...don't add the sugar. I sometimes add Splenda if mine needs it. I've never used the powered milk. I don't usually have that in the cupboard the plain yogurt is enough for me. I use what ever fruit I have on hand..fresh frozen or canned. I've sometimes added psyllium husk to the drink. This drink is my breakfast and it gives me lot's of energy.
I agree with the reviews about the sugar...fruit has its own, why add more? The banana would also make it creamy without adding dairy if someone has a problem with that. We owned a smoothie bar in the local YMCA and never used dairy in our smoothies and the customers appreciated that!
I think that the sugar is necessary because the yogurt, strawberries, and pineapple are all unsweetened. If you don't want to use sugar, use Splenda or honey instead. Or use a fruit that has more natural sugar or flavored yogurt.
For a nutritional impact, try adding a handful of aronia berries in each smoothie. They are high in antioxidants and help balance blood sugar. We use them all the time.
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