Try this DASH-friendly fruit smoothie for a quick, potassium-rich breakfast or dessert.

Fruit Smoothie

Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup

1 2.3-ounce box silken firm tofu, drained
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (unsweetened)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 medium banana
1 1/2 cups fat-free or soy milk
4-6 packets sugar substitute


1. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree on high until smooth.

Nutrition Information: 150 Calories; 4g Total Fat; 1g Saturated Fat; 0mg Cholesterol; 84mg Sodium; 21g Total Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 14g Sugars; 10g Protein.

Copyright © American Diabetes Association from Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. To order this book, please call 1-800-232-6733 or order online at

1. Conlin PR, et al. (2003). American Journal of Hypertension, 16 (5), Part 1, pp. 337–342.
2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH. NIH Publication No. 06-4082. Revised April 2006.

Read Lara's bio here.

Read more of Lara Rondinelli's columns.

NOTE: The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to diabetes or another medical condition. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your medical condition.


Page: 1 | 2

Last Modified Date: June 17, 2013

All content on is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.

More On This Topic

No items are associated with this tag
1243 Views 0 comments
by Brenda Bell
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...
  • Watch dLifeTV online now!

    Click here for more info
  • Join the #1 Diabetes Community.

    Join Today!
  • Everything you need to know about Insulin.

    Click here