Batido Smoothie

This is a quick and easy smoothie recipe that can be used for breakfast or lunch. It is loaded with nutrients and phytochemicals and tastes delicious! I found this in the USDA What’s Cooking site.

Ingredients:

2 cups papaya chunks (fresh or frozen)
2 bananas (overripe, sliced)
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup ice cubes

Directions:
  • Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  • Put the lid on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Serve right away or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.

Notes:  One cup of low-fat milk, soy, rice, almond or coconut milk can be used instead of yogurt.

Strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries can be used in addition to or instead of papaya.

Nutritional Information (per 8-ounce serving):

Calories: 120
Fiber: 3 grams
Fat:1 gram
Protein: 4 grams
Cholesterol: 4 mg
Potassium: 535 mg