What’s For Dinner?
Master Fruit and Berry Smoothie
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
This was tested with Stonyfield Farm brand nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt. They make two snack-size servings or 1 meal replacement size drink. If you like your smoothies sweeter, use vanilla yogurt, or add a tablespoon or two of honey to plain yogurt. If you like them more tart, substitute plain yogurt for vanilla. For creamier texture, upgrade to low-fat yogurt, knowing you'll add calories. Use only 100 percent juice; don't use any with added sweeteners. You can substitute fresh fruit for frozen, but make sure it's cold. If possible, put it in the freezer for 20 minutes before using.
This is my fallback recipe. I usually empty several bags of assorted fruit into one big resealable bag and keep it in the freezer, so the combination is a little different every day. -- Jeanne Besser
Hands on time: 5 minutes Total time: 5 minutes Serves: 2
2 cups frozen berries or fruit
1 cup nonfat vanilla or plain yogurt
1 cup apple juice