If you’re a fan of restaurant smoothies that make the most of fresh fruit, this recipe is a must try at home.
Protein-rich yogurt is paired with sweet, frozen blueberries for a quick snack or healthy dessert. When you’d rather leave the work to someone else, stop by restaurants like Denny’s, Frullati and HipCityVeg to sample smoothies and fruit blends to satisfy hunger and your sweet tooth.
Meatless Monday: Blueberry Lassi
Makes 2 Servings
- 1 pint fresh blueberries, frozen*
- 5 tablespoon low fat plain Greek yogurt or 5 tablespoons low fat soy yogurt
- 1 tablespoon nonfat milk or skim milk
- ¼ lemon, juiced
- Sugar to taste (optional; not included in analysis)
*To freeze fresh blueberries, wash and dry them, then spread them out on a plate to avoid clumping. Place in your freezer until frozen. Try to use the blueberries within a few days of freezing them, as they lose flavor the longer they sit.
Place the blueberries, yogurt, milk, sugar, and lemon juice into a blender. Blend until pureed. Taste for sweetness, adding more sugar or lemon juice to balance, if desired.
Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (per serving)*:
110 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium,
25 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 3 g protein, 1 cup fruit.
* Nutrition information may vary by products (and/or brands) used.