Beverages: Dairy-Based Drinks: Bananas for Coffee Smoothie

A yummy smoothie to start the day, high in potassium and calcium.

Author: Tamara, CalorieKing member
Date: January 03, 2013

Suggestions: * If a thicker smoothie is desired, freeze the banana the day before.

Serves: 2 person(s)
Yield: 2 x approx. 1-cup servings

Preparation Time: 6 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins

Ingredients:

    1 large ripe banana, fresh or frozen *
    1 cup 1% reduced-fat milk
    2 packages artificial sweetener, such as Splenda **
    1 tsp coffee crystals
    1 tsp cinnamon (optional), divided

Directions:

    In a blender, combine banana, milk, sweetener, coffee crystals, and most of the cinnamon (reserving a pinch for the top of the smoothies).

    Blend until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon.

Variations:

    ** Can substitute 1 teaspoon regular sugar or honey for artificial sweetener.

    Add nonfat plain yogurt to increase the protein.

    Ingredient substitutions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:120 cals
Kilojoules:500 kJ
Fat:1.5 g
Carbohydrates:23.8 g
Protein:5.0 g
Cholesterol:6.0 mg
Sodium:55 mg
Saturated Fat:0.9 g
Fiber:2.5 g
Calcium:163.0 mg
Total Sugars:15.5 g

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