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Blackberry and Blueberry Smoothie

peachblackberrysmoothieThis dark purple Blackberry and Blueberry Smoothie is low in calories but chalk full of nutrients. Both berries offer extraordinary amounts of antioxidants, such as Vitamin A and C.

This blend is also high in calcium, protein, and fiber, which makes it very filling. If you are looking for something sweet and tangy to satisfy your appetite, this is the perfect choice.

To make this low calorie smoothie, you will need:

¼ Cup Milk
¾ Plain or Vanilla Yogurt
1 Banana
¾ Cup Frozen Blueberries
¾ Cup Frozen Blackberries

Blend away:
Pour the milk onto the blades of the blender. Add the yogurt and the banana and blend. Once the mix is well blended, add the frozen berries and blend again.

Frozen berries make for a thick drink; for a thinner consistency, use berries that are not frozen, or just add a little extra milk.

Here are some healthy extras that taste great in this blend:
• A dash of cinnamon – Just to name a few of it’s many positives, cinnamon has been shown to give both metabolism and brain power a boost, lower bad cholesterol levels , and even fight off some cancers.
• A tablespoon of honey – The healthiest and most natural sweetener around, honey is an immune system booster with anti-bacterial properties that regular processed sugar could never even dream of competing with. Make sure that you buy pure honey in order to garner all the health benefits.

While this is a very low calorie recipe, it is still worth mentioning that if you are trying to use smoothies for weight loss, these drinks should be used as either meal replacements or accompaniment to a light meal.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 244
Total Fat: 2.5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 28 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 55 g
Dietary Fiber: 11.5 g
Sugars: 33 g
Protein: 5.7 g

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