Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Freshly blended yellow and orange fruit smoothie in glass jar with straw. Turquoise blue background, copy space(Serves 2)

When something quick and nutritious can do triple duty as a breakfast drink or the dessert that follows brunch, lunch, or dinner, that’s a home run!  This yogurt smoothie is full of fruit, and comes in at just 290 calories with 62 g of carbs, 5 mg of cholesterol, 2 g of total fat, 8 g of protein, 70 mg of sodium, and 43 g sugar. Adding in uncooked, rolled oats brings in 4 g of fiber and makes it especially filling. Using Greek yogurt makes it a little thicker too, so adjust accordingly with a bit more juice or milk, as needed. Bottoms up!

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. passion fruit, guava or other fruit-flavored, fat-free yogurt (Greek or traditional)*
  • 1 medium chopped mango**
  • 1 small banana**
  • 1/3 cup uncooked, rolled oats
  • 2 tsps. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 cup pineapple or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk

Put yogurt, mango, banana, oats, and ginger in a blender. Add juice and milk. Blend until smooth (about 30 seconds). If the smoothie is too thick, add juice or milk to desired consistency.

*For less added sugars, use plain, fat-free yogurt (sweeten with additional fruit, if desired).
**Substitute 1 cup any tropical fruit — or any fresh, frozen, or canned fruit (drained) that you have on hand.

Substitutions will alter nutritional content.

Recipe source: www.eatright.org

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