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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 93.4
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 1.0 g

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Un-Chained Recipe Contest: Banana Berry Smoothie

Submitted by: APHIAD
Un-Chained Recipe Contest: Banana Berry Smoothie

Introduction

I used to love grabbing smoothies, until I stumbled across the nutrition facts! I was really in shock when I looked up the nutritional information for my favorite smoothie, the jamba juice banana berry smoothie. The smoothie can contain up to 560 calories, and GET THIS, 115g of sugar. You think you are doing something good for your body, instead you are overloading it with tons of added sugar and other hidden culprits like frozen yogurt and sherbet! While the froyo and sherbet they add are fat free, they are desserts in themselves, and not something I want in mid day pick me up.

I came up with a smoothie that is just as creamy, thick and sweet as jambas smoothies, without all the added calories, sugar, and frozen desserts.
I used to love grabbing smoothies, until I stumbled across the nutrition facts! I was really in shock when I looked up the nutritional information for my favorite smoothie, the jamba juice banana berry smoothie. The smoothie can contain up to 560 calories, and GET THIS, 115g of sugar. You think you are doing something good for your body, instead you are overloading it with tons of added sugar and other hidden culprits like frozen yogurt and sherbet! While the froyo and sherbet they add are fat free, they are desserts in themselves, and not something I want in mid day pick me up.

I came up with a smoothie that is just as creamy, thick and sweet as jambas smoothies, without all the added calories, sugar, and frozen desserts.

Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 frozen banana
    1/2 cup frozen strawberries
    1/2 cup frozen blueberries
    1/4 - 1/2 cup of no sugar added flavored water (i like to use water with fruit essence, and no artificial sweeteners. cherry or berry flavors work best, but peach is nice too)

Directions

Freeze a banana split into 4 pieces ahead of time (I usually keep bananas in my freezer at all times!)

simply put the banana and berries into a food processor or blender and add 1/4 cup of the water. Let the frozen fruit sit out for a bit until it is slightly defrosted, maybe 5 minutes. (this makes it easier on the food processor)

run the processor. If it is really having trouble either add another 1/4 cup of water, or let the fruit defrost a little longer.

Run the food processor until all the ingredients form a sorbet like texture.

Serve and Enjoy. It really is fabulous and great for anyone trying to keep fit! It tastes so decadent!


Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user APHIAD.






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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I do not like the taste of flavored water, but would totally try this with just regular water and a squeeze of lemon, lime, and/or orange. - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make this pretty much every day except I add low-fat yogurt. I'm going to try it your way! Although instead of letting the frozen fruit thaw for five minutes I rinse it under warm water to get the outer frost off. - 11/4/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good, but why use unnatural things like the flavored water? I like Alton Brown's Buff Smoothie: 2 oz. unsweetened grape juice, 2 oz. soy milk (unsweetened), 2 oz. frozen banana (about 1/4 banana), 2 oz. strawberries, 2 oz. berries, 2 oz. peaches. All unsweetened. Blend. - 8/7/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE smoothies!! Jamba WAS a favorite of mine, then I bought the stuff I needed to make healthier and just as yummy smoothies! This one gets my vote for sure!! - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I never made a smoothie before, but I have a freezer ful of frozen berries from the U Pick, so I'm giving this recipe a go. Sounds like a good way to get a sweet pick-me-up without the calories and fat of a dessert! - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love Smoothies and this one is going to be added to my favs. - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love It! - 5/5/11

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  • Love it. Used sugar free koolaid (all i had on hand) and it came out good. Thanks for suggesting freezing bananas at all times, I'm SO going to freeze them now! - 4/18/11

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  • sounds good i think I will start having these for my breakfast :) - 7/28/10

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  • will have to try this one - 11/12/09

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  • sounds good i've never made my own smoothie but i would try this one - 11/10/09

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  • YUM-O! - 11/5/09

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  • Sounds wonderful!!I am going to try it. - 11/5/09

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  • Love it, make it all the time. - 11/4/09

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  • Never tried flavored water. Would add some lowfat yogurt to make it more creamy though. - 11/4/09

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  • This sounds very tasty. I may be a bit of a piggy, but it looks like one serving to me. - 11/4/09

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  • This sounds really good and I can't wait to try it. I usually make my smoothies with your ingredients but with Greek yogurt, too. I'd never actually really thought of trying it without the yogurt. - 11/4/09

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  • great idea - 11/3/09

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  • Yummy! I love making this! - 11/3/09

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