Summertime Smoothies

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Smoothies are a refreshing way to add fruits & veggies into your diet and enjoy a cold treat in the summer! Skip the soda and try one of these delicious recipes.

Choco-Banana Smoothie

1 cup fat-free chocolate milk or low-fat chocolate soy milk
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter
4 to 6 ice cubes

Combine all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor; blend until smooth.

Tropical Breeze Smoothie

6 ounces passion fruit, guava, or other fruit-flavored fat-free yogurt *
1 Cup of berry fruit, frozen, canned or fresh.
1 small banana
1/3 cup uncooked, rolled oats
2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup pineapple or orange juice
1/2 cup fat-free milk

1. Put yogurt, berry fruit,  banana, oats and ginger in a blender jar. Add juice and milk.
2. Whirl in the blender for about 30 seconds, or until mixture is smooth.
3. If the smoothie is too thick, add juice or milk to desired consistency.

Cooking Notes
* If using Greek yogurt, you might add more juice or milk. Another option: For less sugars, use plain, fat-free yogurt and sweeten with additional fruit if desired.

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