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Recipes

Strawberry Fruit Blend

In a blender, combine 2 cups sliced strawberries, 1 1/2 cups low-fat or skim milk (use whole milk for children under age 2), and 1/2 cup ice. Process until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Makes 4 cups.

Each cup: 57 calories, 4 g protein, 10 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 2 mg cholesterol, 124 mg calcium, 0 mg iron, 48 mg sodium.

Berried Treasure

Place a small strawberry or a few berry slices in 8 slots of an ice cube tray. Cover with water, and freeze at least 45 minutes or until the ice cubes are completely frozen. Pour 16 ounces of sparkling water into two large glasses. Add 4 ice cubes to each glass. Serve immediately.

Two-Fruit Shake

In a blender, combine 2 peeled peaches (cut in chunks), 1 cup raspberries, and 2 cups low-fat or skim milk. Process until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Makes 4 cups.

Each cup: 77 calories, 5 g protein, 14 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 2 mg cholesterol, 159 mg calcium, 0 mg iron, 63 mg sodium.

Blueberry Fizz

In a blender, combine 3/4 cup red or green seedless grapes, 3/4 cup blueberries, 1 1/2 cups sparkling water, and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger. Process until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Makes 3 cups.

Each cup: 49 calories, 1 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 mg calcium, 0 mg iron, 3 mg sodium.

Chocolate Banana Dream

In a blender, combine 1 1/2 cups low-fat or skim milk (use whole dairy products for children under age 2), 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt, 1 large sliced banana, and 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup. Process until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Makes 3 cups.

Each cup: 162 calories, 8 g protein, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fat (0 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 4 mg cholesterol, 240 mg calcium, 1 mg iron, 134 mg sodium.

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Copyright © 2001. Reprinted with permission from the September 2001 issue of Childmagazine.

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