Fruits smoothies can be an easy way to nourish your body with essential nutrients. The best way to know the exact ingredients in your smoothie is to make them yourself. All you need is a blender, fruit and a base, such as water, milk or yogurt.
When trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight, smoothies could be used as a meal replacement, not an addition. For instance, drink a dairy-based smoothie for breakfast or drink a water-based smoothie as a snack. Fruit smoothies can be a healthy addition to any meal plan as long as you maintain portion control.
Teaching your children the benefits of fruit smoothies while they are still young would be a good thing. You can begin by using this recipe for fruit smoothies which are both tasty and easy to make.
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
- 1 frozen banana*
- 1 ¾ teaspoons EQUAL FOR RECIPES™ or 6 packets EQUAL® sweetener or ¼ cup EQUAL SPOONFUL™
*Peel and cut banana into large chunks. Place in plastic freezer bag, seal and freeze at least 5 – 6 hours, or overnight.
- Place all ingredients in blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth.
Makes 2 servings