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Savor Summer with This Weekend Smoothie Recipe

Written on August 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm , by

As long as this glass is full, summer's not going anywhere. (Photo courtesy of Quaker Oats)

Written by Deanna Cioppa, editorial intern

Summer is coming to a close (sniff, sniff!) but that doesn’t mean you can’t still relish the sunny days. The slow-burning carbs and 8 grams of protein in this sweet smoothie from Quaker Oats will keep you full and fueled up so you can make the most of these precious last days. Blend one up this weekend and hit the great outdoors.

Strawberry Orange Smoothie

Serves 2


  • 1 cup frozen, unsweetened strawberries (5 ounces is about 10 berries)
  • 3/4 cup light vanilla yogurt (reduced fat, sweetened with aspartame)
  • 1 cup calcium-fortified Tropicana or Dole orange juice
  • 2/3 cup Quaker Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Combine all ingredients in blender container or food processor work bowl; blend until smooth, stopping blender once and stirring.

Nutrition info per serving: Calories 230, total fat 2.5 g, saturated fat 0.5 g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 60 mg, carbohydrates 45 g, dietary fiber 4 g, sugar 16 g, protein 8 g

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  • http://www.beliteweight.com/ Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    Thanks for sharing!! it’s my favorite one. Taken so many times in this summer.

  • Joey Studnicka

    Why in the world would a health magazine be encouraging someone to eat yogurt that contains aspartame??? Or any artificial sweetner for that matter? Pretty sure I won’t be trusting your “health” advice anymore.

  • Eating Smarter

    Really??!!! Healthy recipes that include aspartame? Shame on you.

  • Egg

    it is only a suggestion joey

  • April Bieganski

    I think I will be modifying this recipe. I don’t intentionally eat poison…

  • Iluvmypons

     Oh for heaven’s sake, aspartame is non lethal if you have sense and don’t eat it by the truckload..

  • Kathy

    Can’t you think for yourself? Don’t use aspartame use something else.

  • AH

    calorie count seems off. the orange juice itself would be 100 cals and oats 150 cals: thats already at 250 and doesnt even account for anything else.

  • mel

    chill! you can get ill just breathing in our air. everything in moderation.

  • Person

    Just subsititute it with something else! Instead of yogurt, I myself will probably use almond milk.

  • Sooz

    It’s per serving


    DO NOT MAKE THIS DRINK!!!! You need to check your facts this is not a healthy drink at all – ASPARTAME IS one of the most toxic ingredients that have been added to our foods! This has been linked to auto immune issues and even cancer. Someone should have done some fact checking here but anyone in the health industry knows how bad and toxic ASPARTAME is I am shocked this is in here. As a person who use to follow your info, as I have beat my own Multiple Sclerosis by staying away from things like ASPARTAME, THIS IS A BIG MISTAKE….For readers please Google ASPARTAME TOXICITY and definitely do not make this drink! To our Health!

    Kellie Alderton
    Healthy Solutions, Inc

  • Kalderton

    Aspartame can cause cancer and all sorts of autoimmune issues even in the smallest doses! It is lethal and can be deadly!