My mother and I decided to follow an actual recipe when making this kiwi strawberry smoothie. It turned out very flavorful and the ice cubes gave it more texture. We didn’t feel the need to add flax seeds since we were making it late at night and we didn’t want to get too full. It still turned out yummy! 🙂

Here is the recipe we followed from the NY Times article:

1 ripe kiwi, peeled, cored and quartered
1/2 cup (3 ounces) fresh or frozen strawberries, hulled
1/2 to 1 banana (to taste), preferably frozen
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon flax seeds (optional)

Place all of the ingredients in a blender, along with a few ice cubes if the bananas have not been previously frozen, and blend until smooth.

Yield: One serving.
Advance preparation: Best if served right away.
Nutrition per serving: 234 calories; 2 grams fat; 1 gramsaturated fat; 4 milligrams cholesterol; 51 gramscarbohydrates; 6 grams dietary fiber; 60 milligrams sodium (does not include salt added during cooking); 7 grams protein

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