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Fruit smoothie


Betty Wessner, caregiver

Try this easy smoothie recipe when you have a poor appetite or if you have a dry mouth or find food hard to swallow.

1 cup plain, unsweetened 1% or 2% yogurt (probiotic optional) 250 mL
1–2 tsp coarsely ground flax seed 5–10 mL
1 banana, not too ripe 1
2/3 cup
frozen berries 170 mL
1/2 cup orange juice, approximately 125 mL

Place all the ingredients in the order given except the orange juice into a blender. (I use a small drink blender.) Add enough juice to bring the mixture to the 2 cup (500 mL) mark. Process until well mixed.

Makes 2 cups

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Nutrition information
Per cup
Calories 187
Fat 3 grams
Carbohydrates 35 grams
Fibre 3 grams
Protein 8 grams

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