Very Berry SmoothieNeed a little boost to get you going? Frozen berries in this drink are rich in natural disease-fighting phytochemicals, including antioxidants vitamin A and C. Vanilla yogurt also adds a little sweetness to the smoothie, so you won't need any honey or sugar.
Makes 2 cups (1 cup per serving)
1 cup frozen mixed berry blend (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries)
¾ cup nonfat or low-fat vanilla yogurt
½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
½ teaspoon almond extract
1. Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth.
2. Serve immediately.Nutrition information (per serving)
13 g protein
41 g carbohydrates
2.5 g fat (1 g saturated)
10 mg cholesterol
192 mg sodium
400 mg calcium
750 IU vitamin A
36 mg vitamin C
Tags: antioxidant-boost , breakfast , calcium-rich , dairy , fruit , high-protein , low-fat , nutrient-rich , snack
Kim Galeaz is a registered dietitian and owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications based in Indianapolis and Jacksonville, Fla. As a culinary-nutrition consultant, writer and spokesperson for the food, beverage and agriculture industry, Kim is passionate about blending great taste with good health in all her culinary creations.