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Melon-Cucumber Smoothie

Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 11/2 c. watermelon, 1" cubes
  • 11/2 c. cantaloupe, 1" cubes
  • 1/2 c. chopped cucumber (peeled and seeded, 1/2" dice)
  • 1 c. nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 c. ice cubes
  • fresh lime

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and garnish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Makes: 2 16-oz. servings

Serving size: 16 oz.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
173 calories
7 g protein
0.5 g fat
35 g carbohydrate
2 g fiber
3 mg cholesterol
109 mg sodium
213 mg calcium
1 mg iron
34 mcg folic acid

Note:  analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:
This recipe is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, which are important nutrients for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD, and Tracy Chivari, MS, RD, CDN

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