Dessert Recipe: Blueberry-Banana Batido
Since it’s still National Nutrition Month, here’s a way to Get Your Plate in Shape—shake up dessert. Instead of serving a time-intensive sweet, add something different to a non-dessert treat. For younger kids, this blueberry-banana smoothie is perfect as is. You can even make it more fun by adding a touch of cherry juice and a cherry on top. Trust me, it can work. I can still see the excitement in the eyes of a friend who was positive the smoothie tasted better with a touch of cherry juice. Older kids, who have higher expectations, may require a bit more pizzazz for this smoothie to qualify as a dessert. Try adding a dollop of whipped cream or a swirl of chocolate syrup. Bottom line, they are still getting a nutrition-packed dessert that is indulgent yet super-simple to make.
This dessert idea Gets Your Plate In Shape because it contains two food groups and is budget friendly. With milk, bananas and berries, it's still less than one dollar per serving. If you don’t have buttermilk, don’t worry. Simply add one tablespoon of white vinegar to one cup of fat-free or low-fat milk OR use one cup of yogurt.
- 1 Ripe banana, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4 ice cubes
- 1 cup buttermilk
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Calories: 290 ; Total Fat: 3g ; Saturated Fat: 2g ; Carbohydrates: 61g ; Protein: 10g ; Calcium: 300 mg ; Sodium: 263mg ; Fiber: 4g
What are you favorite healthy dessert recipes?