Banana-Berry Smoothie

This bright and easy breakfast packs two servings of fruit plus soy protein and fiber.

Makes 3 servings, 1 cup each

ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes

EASE OF PREPARATION: Easy

1 1/4 cups orange juice
1 ripe medium banana, peeled and sliced
1 cup frozen blueberries, blackberries or raspberries
1/2 cup silken tofu
2 ice cubes, crushed (see Tip)
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)

Combine orange juice, banana, berries, tofu and crushed ice in a blender; cover and blend until smooth and frothy. Sweeten with sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 135 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 4 g protein; 3 g fiber; 19 mg sodium; 376 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (93% daily value). 2 Carbohydrate Servings. Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 1/2 lean meat

TIP: An easy way to crush ice is to place cubes in a heavy-duty plastic bag and break them with a rolling pin.

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