Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Published on April 07, 2021 with No Comments

This simple Strawberry Banana smoothie is packed full of fruity flavor, but only takes 5 ingredients to make! You’ll be sipping in no time.

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients

1 frozen banana 

1/2 cup frozen strawberries 

1 cup unsweetened milk (nut, soy, animal) 

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or plant-based yogurt for a vegan smoothie) 

Honey or maple syrup, to taste 

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except the Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

maple syrup/honey in a blender and blend until smooth. Sweeten to taste.

For a vegan smoothie, use maple syrup instead of honey for the sweetener.

Nutrition Information:
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 5gSugar: 52gProtein: 22g 

Source: Wholefully

 Power up with Breakfast     

Breakfast gives you energy to start the day. A healthy breakfast is important for everyone. Get the morning nutrition you need with these quick breakfast ideas.

• Make instant oatmeal with low-fat milk instead of water. Toss in raisins or dried cranberries and chopped walnuts.

• Layer low-fat plain yogurt with your favorite crunchy cereal and blueberries.

• Blend a breakfast smoothie with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana.

• Make one packet of microwave oatmeal with low-fat milk. Mix in 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce. Sprinkle with apple pie spice or cinnamon.

• Top a toaster waffle with low-fat yogurt and peach slices.

• Stuff a whole-wheat pita with a sliced, hard-cooked egg and low-fat shredded cheese. 

• Spread a flour tortilla with peanut butter. Add a whole banana and roll it up.

• Spread low-fat cream cheese on a whole-grain toasted bagel. Top with sliced strawberries.

• Add lean ham and low-fat Swiss cheese to a toasted whole-grain English muffin. If your taste buds just don’t crave breakfast foods, try these: 

• Peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole-grain bread 

• Leftover veggie pizza

• Deli turkey, a slice of low-fat cheese and lettuce wrapped in a tortilla

• Leftover rice mixed with low-fat yogurt, dried fruit and nuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Power up with a healthy breakfast and you’re off to a great start!

Microwave Scrambler

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon chopped onion

• 2 tablespoons chopped red or green bell pepper

• 1 egg

• 1 tablespoon water

• 1 thin slice deli ham (chopped)

• 1 slider-size bun or whole wheat Englishmuffin (split and toasted)

Directions:

1. Place pepper and onion in an 8 oz ramekin or custard cup or small bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir.

2. Add egg, ham and water. Beat until egg is blended.

3. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir. Microwave until egg is almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer. Note: Scrambled eggs will continue to cook and firm up after removed from the microwave.

4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Serve in bun.

 Nutrition Information:

Calories: 240, Total Fat: 6 g, Saturated fat: 2 g, Sodium: 550 mg, Protein: 16 g, Total Carbohydrate: 29 g, Dietary Fiber: 4  

Source: Meeting Your MyPlate Goals

For a referral to a registered dietitian nutritionist and for additional food and nutrition information, visit www.eatright.org.

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