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Christmas Brunch Fruit Smoothies

5 of 9 in Series: Christmas Brunch for Six

Smoothies make a real treat for Christmas brunch. You freeze the fruit for this overnight so whipping the smoothies up on Christmas morning, is a snap. The soy-based version is worth trying at least once; it’s creamy and yummy and gives you a nutritional boost.

Fruit Smoothies

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

4 frozen peach slices (or use canned peaches packed in fruit juice, drained, placed in a resealable bag, and frozen)

1 large banana, peeled, placed in a resealable bag, and frozen

1/4 cup frozen raspberries (or use fresh raspberries placed in a resealable bag and frozen)

3/4 cup orange juice (plus extra as needed)

3/4 cup vanilla soymilk or vanilla yogurt

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender. Process on low speed, increasing to high until blended, smooth, and creamy. Add more juice if necessary to achieve the right consistency.

  2. Pour into two tall glasses and serve immediately.

To make an all-fruit version, just add extra orange juice in place of the soymilk or yogurt. You could blend juices too and try cranberry juice along with the orange juice.

Per serving: Calories 197 (From Fat 18g); Fat 2g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 37mg; Carbohydrate 43g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 4g.

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