Frozen fruit gives this Blueberry Banana Smoothie a thick texture.
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This healthy recipe comes from the kitchen of dietitian Marisa Moore. Learn about other ways to improve your immune system in Stay Well This Winter with Natural Immune Boosters.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
• 8 ounces milk (use farm-fresh milk or any nondairy substitute such as almond or soy milk)
• 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
• 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1. In blender, purée everything until smooth. Serve right away. Blueberry Banana Smoothie serves 2.
Cooking Tip: The frozen fruit gives the smoothie a thick texture. Add water if you want a thinner consistency, or add ice if you want it even thicker. Add immune-enhancing “smoothie boosts” such as fresh baby spinach (1 cup), plain low-fat yogurt (1/2 cup), oatmeal (1/4 cup), ground flaxseeds (1 to 2 tablespoons), unsweetened cocoa powder (1 tablespoon), honey (to taste) or cinnamon (to taste).