Orange-Banana-Berry Smoothie

By Julie Van Rosendaal on January 17, 2012
Smoothies aren’t new, but they’ll never go out of style. They make the perfect sippable meal replacement or snack, and an insulated to-go mug will keep it cold. Berries add antioxidants and fibre; yogurt contributes protein and calcium. Try adding ripe mango or other in-season fruits, a spoonful of peanut or almond butter, or crumble in some soft tofu. A drizzle of flax oil is optional, but a great way to deliver essential omega-3 fatty acids.

Ingredients

1 banana, peeled and broken into chunks
1 cup (250 ml) frozen mixed berries (such as blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)
1 cup (250 ml) plain low fat yogurt
1/2 cup (125 ml) orange juice
2 tbsp (30 ml) honey, or to taste
1 tsp (5 ml) flax oil (optional)

Directions

Put all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth, adding more juice, yogurt or berries as necessary to achieve the right consistency. Serve immediately.

Serves 2.

Per Serving

269 calories, 2.5 g fat (1.3 g saturated, 0.6 g monounsaturated, 0.2 g polyunsaturated), 8 g protein, 58 g carbohydrate, 7.5 mg cholesterol, 3.6 g fibre

By Julie Van Rosendaal| January 17, 2012

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