Soy-Berry Smoothie

Serves 1 / Laurie Halee has a demanding schedule, so this creamy, protein- and antioxidant-filled smoothie would be a fortifying way to begin her day. Whole flaxseed, which provides essential fats and fiber, can be ground in a coffee grinder or bought as flaxmeal. For a tangy flavor, substitute fruit juice for the soy milk.

1 cup plain soy milk
2 tablespoons nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/3 frozen banana
1-2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
3 ice cubes

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 276 calories
% fat calories: 32
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 8mg
Carbohydrate: 30g
Protein: 20g
Fiber: 8g
Sodium: 72mg

Source: James Rouse, ND.