Super Fruit Smoothies

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Most of you probably already know that I am pregnant! 10 weeks as of this past Saturday! I got this wonderful book called Eating for Pregnancy by Catherine Jones and Rose Ann Hudson that I absolutely love! There are a lot of yummy healthy recipes in that book. One of the recipes I have been making almost daily are the fruit smoothies. They are a great way to get your calcium in ladies even if you aren't pregnant! One smoothie counts for 2 cups of milk and 1 1/2 servings of fruit. I add a full medium banana so that I can get 2 fruit servings per smoothie. Very yummy! I have to say so far my favorite is the Pineapple Banana Smoothie. I add coconut extract which makes it taste like a pina colada. You can change the fruits, extracts and flavored yogurts around in the smoothie  but keep the amount of yogurt and dry milk the same. Using the amounts of yogurt and dry milk is equivalent to 2 cups of milk! These are wonderful for breakfast or lunch! Enjoy!


Super Fruit Smoothies
From the book Eating for Pregnancy

Basic Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:
3/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup pasteurized instant nonfat dry milk
1 large ripe banana, frozen if desired
1 tsp apple juice concentrate or sugar to taste
A drop of pure vanilla extract (optional)
1-2 ice cubes

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Servings: 1 smoothie (2 cups)
Calories: 385; Fat: 4 g; Protein: 25 g; Carbs: 65 g; Fiber: 3 g


Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:
3/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup pasteurized instant nonfat dry milk
6 large strawberries (1/2 cup), washed and hulled
1/2 large ripe banana, frozen if desired
1 tsp apple juice concentrate or sugar to taste
A drop of pure vanilla extract (optional)
1-2 ice cubes

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Servings: 1 smoothie (2 cups)
Calories: 352; Fat: 4 g; Protein: 25 g; Carbs: 57 g; Fiber: 3 g


Peach Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:
3/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup pasteurized instant nonfat dry milk
1/2 cup canned or frozen peaches (unthawed)
1/2 large ripe banana, frozen if desired
1 tsp apple juice concentrate or sugar to taste
A drop of pure vanilla extract (optional)
1-2 ice cubes

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Servings: 1 smoothie (2 cups)
Calories: 351; Fat: 3 g; Protein: 25 g; Carbs: 56 g; Fiber: 3 g

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:
3/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup pasteurized instant nonfat dry milk
1/2 cup canned or fresh pineapple
1/2 large ripe banana, frozen if desired
1 tsp apple juice concentrate or sugar to taste
A drop of pure vanilla or coconut extract (optional)
1-2 ice cubes

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Servings: 1 smoothie (2 cups)
Calories: 400; Fat: 3 g; Protein: 25 g; Carbs: 69 g; Fiber: 2 g


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