Recipe: Banana Raspberry Smoothie

9 04 2010

Besides being a great post-workout drink, smoothies can be an excellent choice for breakfast on the go. This smoothie provides plenty of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are what give raspberries their rich red color. Nutritionally, they have unique antioxidant properties. So, enjoy this smoothie on your way to a healthier you.  Need more protein in your smoothie?  Choose the high protein version and get 31 grams of protein.  Great as a post-workout beverage following weightlifting, the additional protein aids in muscle repair.  Looking for a meal replacement?  The high protein version of the Banana Raspberry Smoothie would be a great choice; the additional protein is more filling and provides the additional calories needed for an entire meal.

Banana Raspberry Smoothie

(Yield: 1 serving)
Ingredients:
1 Banana
1 cup Raspberries, frozen
¾ cup Orange Juice
6 oz Light Vanilla Yogurt

Directions:
1. Blend all ingredients on high until smooth.
2. If consistency is too thin, add ice.

Nutritional information per Serving:
Calories 330 | Carbohydrates 76 g | Fiber 11 g | Protein 10 g | Fat 1 g | Sat. Fat 0 g

Banana Raspberry Smoothie (High Protein Version):

In addition to above ingredients, add 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder.

Nutritional information per Serving:
Calories 450 | Carbohydrates 80 g | Fiber 11 g | Protein 31 g | Fat 2 g | Sat. Fat 0 g

© Randy Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS and Randy Bird Sports Nutrition, 2010.

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