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

Directions:

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 http://store.diabetes.org/.

Sources:
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.

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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.

 

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