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HEART Insight:
doi: 10.1097/01.HEARTI.0000443051.74121.e0
Departments: The Hungry Heart: Fast and Healthy

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothies

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This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association The Go Red For Women Cookbook, Copyright © 2013 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.

Serves 4; 1 cup per serving

The protein in this drink will give you a healthy energy boost as either a breakfast meal or a midafternoon pick-me-up; the chocolate and peanut butter flavors are a classic combination that can't be beat.

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Ingredients

2½ cups fat-free milk

3 ounces fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt

¼ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

2½ tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons low-sodium peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Directions

In a food processor or blender, process all the ingredients until smooth.

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Nutrients per Serving
  • Calories 193
  • Total Fat 6.5 g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    • Trans Fat 0.0 g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Sodium 76 mg
  • Carbohydrates 23 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Sugars 18 g
  • Protein 11 g
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Dietary Exchanges

1 fat-free milk, ½ other carbohydrate, 1 fat

© 2014 by the American Heart Association

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