Recipe by Lowfat Linda
Now that the FDA is recommending we eat 2 cups of fruit every day, this is an easy and tasty way to get most of the requirement met! Kefir is cultured lowfat milk (similar to yogurt) but is lower in sugar and higher in protein than either skim milk or yogurt. Kefir can usually be found in most healthy grocery stores or in organic sections of grocery stores. It's also pourable and easier to add than yogurt. You can substitute plain yogurt for the Kefir and sugar for the Splenda. You may also use fresh berries, but frozen fruit is generally cheaper and makes the smoothie more icy and like a shake. My kids (1 and 8) and hubby love this smoothie!
- 1 cup low-fat plain kefir
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 3⁄4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 1⁄2 cups frozen sliced peaches
- 2 (1 g) packets Splenda sugar substitute
- 1⁄4 cup vanilla-flavored soymilk (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Pour the Kefir into a blender.
- Add the banana and blend.
- Add the other fruits and Splenda.
- Blend, on a lower speed at first, but finish off with the higher speed (like frappe).
- If the smoothie seems too thick (sometimes the fruit is juicier than other times) add the Vanilla Soymilk.
- Pour into glasses and serve while it is still cold.
- Rinse out your blender and the glasses as soon as they are emptied for easier clean-up.