Summertime in the South means meals get cooler as the weather gets hotter. Smoothies are cool, healthy alternatives to the traditional sit-down Southern breakfast, which are often loaded with calories, fat and sodium. Arkansas blueberries are hitting the farmers’ markets and produce stands. Now is a great time to try this favorite breakfast to jumpstart your day with loads of potassium and Vitamins A and C.

Ingredients:

  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • 1 (6-oz.) container strawberry yogurt

Preparation:

  1. Blend all ingredients well in blender
  2. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Tips:

  • Use over-ripe fruit in smoothies.
  • Freeze your smoothies in plastic cups and take them in your cooler for picnics.
  • Use one cup of frozen or other fresh fruit instead of bananas and strawberries.

Serves 1

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • 190 Calories
  • 1.5g Total Fat
  • 0.5g Saturated Fat
  • 0g Trans Fat
  • 60mg Sodium
  • 5mg Cholesterol
  • 41g Carbohydrates
  • 2g Fiber
  • 4g Protein

This recipe is provided courtesy of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission and is featured in the “Southern Ain’t Fried Sunday’s” program. Follow the link to learn more about the program and for more tasty recipes.