Recipe: Sweet Banana Smoothie

Get your protein on

This banana smoothie recipe includes low-fat dairy products and can be combined with canned soft fruits (such as peaches, pears or fresh, ripe bananas). They are hydrating and nutritious and provide calcium and protein. If you are lactose-intolerant (cannot drink milk or eat dairy products), a similar smoothie can be made using protein powder, fruit juice, sherbet and ice cubes.

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Ingredients

Makes 1 serving

1 banana
½ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
2 ice cubes
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

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Variations and suggestions:

If you would like to make it sweeter, add sugar or artificial sweetener to taste.

  • Greek yogurt can be added in place of regular yogurt to increase the protein by 7 grams.
  • Soy yogurt can be used if you are lactose-intolerant.

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on the ingredient brands used.

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: One Cup

Calories: 178
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 37 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 24 g
Total Fat: 0.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Sodium: 68 mg
Potassium: 636 mg
Calcium: 170 mg

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