Best and Worst Smoothies
The real skinny on smoothies, plus 3 healthy smoothie recipes.
3 Smoothie Recipes continued...
Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
1/2 cup light vanilla soy milk (or 1/2 cup 1% or nonfat milk plus 1/2
teaspoon vanilla extract)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons natural-style smooth peanut butter
2/3 cup frozen banana slices
1 packet Splenda or other alternative sweetener of your choice
2/3 cup crushed ice
- Add ingredients to blender or food processor and pulse until mixture is
blended and smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.
Makes 1 serving
Per serving: 284 calories, 10 g protein, 25 g carbohydrate, 16 g fat, 3.8 g
saturated fat, 8.2 g monounsaturated fat, 5 g polyunsaturated fat, 0 mg
cholesterol, 6 g fiber, 206 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 50%. Omega-3 fatty
acids: 0.1 gram, omega-6 fatty acids: 4.5 grams.
NOTE: Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, and the omega-3s increase to 2
Recipes provided by Elaine Magee; © 2009 Elaine Magee
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the "Recipe Doctor" for WebMD and the author of
numerous books on nutrition and health. Her opinions and conclusions are her