Strawberry Orange Smoothie

Healthy Living, Recipes

Get your morning going with this low fat fruit smoothie bursting with flavor. Loaded with vitamin C, protein and calcium, this low calorie smoothie is a healthy alternative to coffee.

If you are following a diabetic or low carb diet, pay attention to the serving size on this smoothie: one cup provides 21 grams of carbs, which is just over 1 carb serving. Most of us would make a smoothie and drink nearly double the serving size, meaning this could easily turn into a 2 cup or 16 oz. blended beverage that would bring the carb count up to 42 grams, or 3 servings for that meal. To increase the protein power of this smoothie, add a scoop of low calorie unflavored or vanilla protein powder of your choice such as whey or pea. Adding protein to breakfast will help the “staying power” of the meal into the late morning hours and not have your blood sugars come down drastically within hours after breakfast.

Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Ingredients

  • 1 cup calcium fortified orange juice
  • 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt (gluten free if needed)
  • 1 bag frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 1 cup chopped ice
  • Orange slices for garnish

Preparation

In a blender, purée orange juice and cantaloupe. Add yogurt, strawberries and ice and blend until smooth. Serve topped with orange slices, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1 cup

Calories: 93

Sodium: 40mg

Fat: 1g

Carbohydrates: 21g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Fiber: 2g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Protein: 4g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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