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Red Banana and Blood Orange Smoothie

If you like a good smoothie, you''ll love this exotic twist made with ripe red bananas, luscious blo...

Packed with protein, potassium, fiber and vitamin C, this super-fast pink smoothie makes a great breakfast or snack. It contains two unique fruits: red bananas and blood oranges. Red bananas taste like yellow ones but with a slight raspberry flavor. Choose those with a deep purple color; that means they’re ripe. Blood oranges are a dark orange or deep red on the outside and a bright, vivid red on the inside due to the antioxidant anthocyanin. Kefir and Greek yogurt provide satiating protein.

Makes about 3 1/3 cups (2 servings of heaping 1 1/2 cups)


1 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt

1 cup low-fat strawberry kefir

3 red bananas, peeled

2 blood oranges, peeled and quartered


1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth.

2. Enjoy immediately. Refrigerate leftovers in a tightly covered container.

Nutrition information per serving:

335 calories

20 g protein

63 g carbohydrate

1.5 g fat (1 g saturated)

5 mg cholesterol

114 mg sodium

1080 mg potassium

342 mg calcium

0.4 mg iron

620 IU vitamin A

81 mg vitamin C

7.5 g fiber



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