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!
- 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