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Banana Berry Wake Up Shake

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Frozen sliced bananas work well in these shakes and help make them creamy. When bananas start to get brown, pop them in the freezer and take out as needed.

Freezer Tip:

While you can’t freeze the end result (in fact, it would take more time to thaw than prepare), this shake is an ideal way to use frozen bananas and berries. Simply thaw fruit in refrigerator the night before to soften slightly. Then peel banana and pop fruit into the blender.

The vanilla yogurt used in this shake recipe is higher in carbohydrate than most other yogurts. People with diabetes may want to choose a lower carbohydrate brand.

Make Ahead:

Make these shakes the night before and you’ll be ready for a quick morning meal to go.

Nutrition Facts:

These shakes are packed with bone-building calcium. People who are allergic milk or who are lactose intolerant can substitute a calcium-fortified soy beverage and soy yogurt.

Serves2 makes about 3¼ cups (800 ml)

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe Coursebeverage, snack

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentblender

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealbreakfast

Moodstressed, tired

Taste and Texturecreamy, fruity, sweet

Type of Dishbeverage, non-alcoholic beverage

Ingredients

  • 1 banana 
  • 1 cup (250 ml) fresh or frozen berries (any combination) 
  • 1 cup (250 ml) milk or vanilla flavored soy beverage 
  • ¾ cup (175 ml) lower fat yogurt (vanilla or other flavor that complements berries)

Instructions

  1. In a blender liquefy fruit with a small amount of the milk. Add remaining milk and yogurt; blend until smooth. If shake is too thick, add extra milk or soy beverage to achieve desired consistency.

  2. From Dietitians of Canada: Great Food Fast

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