Berry-Banana Smoothie

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Cheerios® provides a simple addition to a refreshing berry and banana smoothie that's ready in just 10 minutes - perfect for breakfast!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1
cup Yoplait® vanilla, plain, strawberry or raspberry fat-free yogurt
1/2
cup Cheerios™ or another round oat cereal
2
tablespoons ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal
1/2
cup fresh strawberry halves or raspberries, or frozen whole strawberries
1/2
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1
to 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2
banana

  • 1 Place all ingredients in blender. Cover and blend on high speed 10 seconds; stop blender to scrape sides. Cover and blend about 20 seconds longer or until smooth.
  • 2 Pour mixture into glasses. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

“I’ve always been a breakfast eater, and I generally eat Cheerios for breakfast, but I like them even better in this great-tasting smoothie.” Kevin W.

Besides being very refreshing, this smoothie contains cholesterol-lowering oats and flaxseed—so beneficial for heart health—and is a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. What more could you ask of any breakfast food?

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
38g
38%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.