Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF). Teens with CF often need to consume additional calories to help them meet their nutritional needs.

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

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 c. whole milk

1/2 c. heavy whipping cream

1 banana

1 1/4 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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