The Rainbow Swirly Smoothie was created here at HealthBarn for kids by kids! It’s so easy, refreshing and vitamin-packed that parents love it, too. Blend this yummy smoothie up for breakfast or share it with friends for a high-energy, after-school snack. It’s loaded with vitamin C to help keep your body running strong, it’s a good source of calcium, and it has fiber to keep your digestive system regular. Drink up!
1½ cups frozen strawberries (can substitute frozen blueberries or raspberries) 1 banana, cut in half 1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt ¾ cup calcium-fortified orange juice 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds 1 teaspoon honey
1. Place all ingredients in blender; blend until smooth.
2. Pour into glasses.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup per serving).
Nutrition Facts per serving: 120 calories; 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat, 1g poly, 0g trans fat); 5mg cholesterol; 22g carbohydrate (3g fiber, 12g sugar); 4g protein; 40mg sodium; 4% Daily Value (DV) vitamin A; 70% DV vitamin C; 15% DV calcium; 2% DV iron.
Stacey Antine, MS, RD, author, Appetite for Life, founder, HealthBarn USA, Director of HealthBarn Foundation, co-host, and recognized as top 10 dietitians nationally by Today’s Dietitianmagazine for her work with HealthBarn USA.