Healthy Recipes

Ring in the New Year Smoothie
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Servings: 4
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Low-fat eggnog 2 cups
Large bananas, sliced
Nonfat vanilla yogurt 1 cup
Fat-free milk 1 cup
Ice 2 cups
Nutmeg ½ teaspoon

  1. Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Diabetic Exchange
Fruit: 1; Vegetables: 0; Meat: 0; Milk: 0; Fat: 1; Carbs: 2; Other: 0

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ¼ of recipe
Calories 240
Calories from Fat 25
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 40 g
Proteins 9 g
Vitamin A 4% DV
Vitamin C 15% DV
Calcium 20% DV
Iron 6% DV
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