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Fruit Smoothies

Reader Claire send me the following recipe in response to one of my frequent comments about leftover bananas. Not only does it provide a way to store an use those bananas that are near the end of their useful life, but it gives you a smoothie that isn't diluted by ice. The nutritional information is calculated assuming orange juice no additional fruit.

1 c Fruit Juice
3 Bananas,Frozen
optional Fresh Or Frozen Berries Or Other Fruit

Pour liquid into blender. Add frozen bananas and other fresh or frozen fruit and blend till smooth. Options: 1. Liquids: OJ, apple juice or other fruit juice. If using fresh oranges or apples, peel, remove seeds, and throw sections into blender. Puree before continuing with recipe. 2. Bananas: Peel ripe bananas and freeze in halves or thirds (chunks if you prefer). A freezer bag is ideal. If you freeze whole (unpeeled) bananas, it's OK to cut or break them into chunks when adding them to this recipe. 3. Fresh or frozen fruit: Any kind of berries, peaches, nectarines, grapes, cherries -- be sure the fruit is pitless. If using, add about 1/2 cup to start, to be sure mixture doesn't get too thick. If it does, add some liquid. Milk Shakes: Follow the smoothie recipe but use any kind of milk instead of the fruit juice.

Yield: 1 Servings

Sodium Category: VeryLowSodium

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Helping
Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 325
Calories from Fat 14

% Daily Values *

Total Fat 2 gr
  Saturated Fat 0 gr
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0 gr
  Monounsaturated Fat 0 gr
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Potassium 1386 mg
Carbohydrates 81 gr
  Dietary Fiber 6.3gr
Protein 4 gr

Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on
a 2000 calorie diet

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