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Pick-Your-Fruit Smoothie

Pick-Your-Fruit SmoothieDust off your blender and make a fruitful smoothie for you and your family.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups strawberry-flavored juice blend or strawberry drink, chilled
2 cups fresh or frozen, unsweetened strawberries
1 (8-ounce) carton plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Toasted wheat germ with brown sugar and honey (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a blender container combine strawberry juice blend, strawberries, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla. Cover and blend until nearly smooth (there should be small chunks of strawberry still visible).
  2. Divide among 4 glasses. Sprinkle with wheat germ, if desired.

Makes 4 servings. Tips:

  • Be flavor creative and mix and match using other fresh or frozen fruits and fruit juices like cut-up peaches and mango nectar or bananas with orange juice. Or, simply use milk in place of the juice.
  • For a thicker smoothie, use frozen fruit, or toss a handful of ice cubes into the blender and process until smooth.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 142, total fat: 1g, saturated fat: 1g, cholesterol: 3mg, sodium: 53mg, carbohydrate: 30g, fiber: 2g, protein: 3g, vitamin A: 0%, vitamin C: 72%, calcium: 11%, iron: 3%.

Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.