Batido Smoothie

 

Batido Smoothie

USDA MyPlate
This quick, refreshing smoothie makes a satisfying part of breakfast or any time of day! Add in your favorite fruits for a variety of flavors.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 110 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups papaya chunks (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a blender.
  • Put the lid on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Serve right away or cover and refrigerated up to 4 hours.

Notes

Smart Shopping Tips
  • When buying fresh papaya, look for those that are partly or completely yellow in color.
  • Fruit such as berries and papaya can be bought frozen and stored for later use.
  • Look for bananas that have brown spots on the peel. These will be very ripe and make the smoothie taste sweeter.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Instead of yogurt, use 1 cup of low-fat milk or a milk substitute such as soy, rice, almond or coconut.
  • Strawberries, blueberries or raspberries can be used in addition to or instead of papaya.
  • Ice may not be necessary if using frozen fruit. Experiment to find the thickness you prefer.
  • If smoothie is too thick, add small amounts of water, juice or milk.
  • To use fresh papaya, cut fruit in half lengthwise and scoop out the black seeds with a spoon. Use a sharp knife to cut skin away from fruit or scoop out with a spoon. Chop fruit to desired size.
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