Healthy Recipes

Fig Banana Smoothie
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Servings: 4
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Chopped dried figs (stems removed) 1 cup
1-inch banana slices 1 cup
Plain non-fat yogurt 1 cup
Crushed ice 3 cups
Honey 1 tablespoon
 Mint leaf or berry garnish  


Directions
  1. Place all ingredients except garnish in a blender (not a food processor), and blend until smooth, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  2. Strain liquid and pour into tall, chilled glasses.
  3. Add garnish.

Diabetic Exchange
Fruit: 3; Vegetables: 0; Meat: 0; Milk: 0; Fat: 0; Carbs: 0; Other: 0

Source
California Fig Advisory Board


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ¼ of recipe
Calories 200
Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 40 mg
Total Carbohydrate 49 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 36 g
Proteins 5 g
Vitamin A 6% DV
Vitamin C 10% DV
Calcium 15% DV
Iron 6% DV
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