Get your day started right with this delicious smoothie recipe. It’s a great way to get fruit and protein into the most important meal of the day!

Health Benefits of Strawberries

Strawberries are a staple of summer. A Vermont tradition is to go berry picking at one of our many local farms. Not only are they juicy and delicious, they are full of good stuff. In addition to antioxidants, strawberries have many other nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that contribute to overall health. These include folate, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, and magnesium. They are also extremely high in vitamin C! Low in calories, they are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Wake-Up Smoothie

With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein.
1 cup
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  • 1 1/4cupsorange juice, preferably calcium-fortified
  • 1banana
  • 1 1/4cupsfrozen berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries
  • 1/2cuplow-fat silken tofu or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1Tbspsugar or Splenda Granular (optional)
  1. Combine orange juice, banana, berries, tofu (or yogurt) and sugar (or Splenda), if using, in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately.
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