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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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.
Just an idea for you - if you use a banana in it you don't have to add sugar.
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