Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who need to consume additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

Smoothies are a great way to add extra calories and protein to your child's diet.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 banana
  • 11/4 c. strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3/4 c. lemon sherbet
  • 2 tbsp. dry skim milk powder

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.

Serves: 2

Serving size: 12 ounces

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
449 calories
8 g protein
26 g fat
258 mg calcium
70 mg sodium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Experiment with this standard recipe by substituting other favorite fruits for the banana and strawberries.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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