Friday, September 19, 2008

Healthy way to start the day: Super smoothie

At only about 300 calories, this nutritious beverage is great for breakfast, a mid-day treat, or a post-run snack. I'll soon post another recipe for breakfast -- for warm barley cereal.

Super smoothie (makes 1 pint-size drink)

1 banana

5-6 fresh strawberries

1/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1 cup yogurt

1/2 cup soy milk

Combine all ingredients with a hand blender or food processor.

I like my smoothies pretty simple, but you can add any of the following to kick up the healthy factor a notch:

1/2 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon ground flax seed

1/2 teaspoon fresh, grated ginger

1 tablespoon raw wheat bran

1 tablespoon toasted wheat germ

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