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Healthy fruit smoothie: Papaya and banana is full of flavor and nutrients

A smoothie is just that, smooth! Having that type of consistency it is easy to drink down and forget how many calories are in the drink you are consuming. Instead of a sugary drink that packs on the pounds why not go for one that is fuit based, low-fat and a lot healthier for your diet. This smoothie recipe is easy to prepare and a great afternoon pick-me-up when you don’t want to indulge in another small meal. The papaya and banana are packed with vitamins and nutrients and serves as an additional fruit serving for the day. Try one today, we’re sure you will love it!

Papaya and banana smoothie!
Jackson Cooking Examiner / Beverly Mucha

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup of non-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups of fat-free milk
  • 2 cups of crushed ice
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and pulse till the larger pieces get rendered down.
  2. Then set to blend or puree until entire mixture is smooth.
  3. Serve while cold.
  4. Enjoy!

Suggestions:

  • Yields approximately 4 glasses of smoothie goodness.
  • Almond milk can be substituted for the fat-free milk for added flavor.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of unsweetened shredded coconut for added tropical flare.

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Jackson residents can shop at any of these local grocery stores: Pick’n Save or Wal-mart for all the ingredients needed for this recipe.

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