Our weather calls for some refreshing beverage that is not only nutritious but makes the most of seasonal fruit! A smoothie is the perfect summertime breakfast: it’s cool and fruity, and you can put it in a jar or thermos when you head out the door for your daily walk, or instead, enjoy it in the company of your family members.
- Cutting board
- Dinner knife
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoon
- Blender (Adult needed)
- 2 glasses, lidded jars or thermos
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- ½ cup water, coconut water, or milk
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- ½ ripe (or overripe) banana, peeled and sliced (frozen, if possible)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ice cubes
- Put all the ingredients in the blender.
- Put the top on tightly. Turn on the blender to medium speed and blend until the mixture is smooth, 30-60 seconds.
- Divide the smoothie equally between the glasses or jars and serve right away. Or fill the thermos just before heading out.
THINK AHEAD: To help make any smoothie colder and thicker, it’s great to have slices of frozen banana ready to go. And it’s easy! Or else: No blueberries? No problem! This recipe is great with strawberries, raspberries or even cut-up peaches.
Nutrition facts for smoothies will vary dependent upon which fruits are used. For a blueberry banana smoothie, the nutrition facts can be found here.
Servings Per Recipe: 3Serving Size: 1 servingAmount Per Serving
|Total Fat||3.6 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.4 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.2 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.6 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||27.5 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2.3 g|
|Vitamin A||5.7 %|
|Vitamin B-12||28.1 %|
|Vitamin B-6||15.9 %|
|Vitamin C||9.8 %|
|Vitamin D||10.0 %|
|Vitamin E||3.4 %|
|Pantothenic Acid||8.9 %|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.