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Beverage, Kid Friendly, Breakfast |220 calories per serving|5 minute recipe

Blueberry Blast Smoothie

This content was last updated on December 4, 2019

Smoothies have many benefits beyond good taste; they can help you eat more fruits and vegetables, the foundation of a cancer-protective diet. Frozen blueberries are the secret to the milkshake-like consistency of this smoothie. Rich in fiber, anthocyanins and ellagic acid, these little fruits are being studied for their ability to inhibit the formation of carcinogens.

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened blueberries (do not thaw)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (calcium-fortified preferred)
  • 3/4 cup low-fat or nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 medium frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanila extract
Makes 2 servings. Per serving: 220 calories, 2.5 g total fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 46 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein, 5 g dietary fiber, 65 mg sodium, 35 g sugar.

Directions

  1. Place blueberries, orange juice, yogurt, banana and vanilla into blender.
  2. Cover securely and blend for 30 to 35 seconds or until thick and smooth. For thinner smoothies, add more juice; for thicker smoothies, add more frozen fruit.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

Don’t have frozen blueberries? Try frozen pineapple, cherries or mango.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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