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High Calorie Recipe: Cinnamon-Peach Smoothie

Smoothie making made easy!  Thoroughly wash all fruit and vegetables before using them in a smoothie.  If your white blood count is low, be sure to check with your medical team if it is OK to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.  If your mouth is sore, skip the flax seeds and the fruit that contains small seeds (berries, kiwi). These tiny seeds can irritate a sore mouth.  Use fruits without seeds, such as bananas, peaches, nectarines or pears without skins (these fruits are also less acidic).  NEVER use raw eggs in a smoothie.

For LMD, eliminate honey and choose another sweetener. For lactose-free diet, choose lactose-free yogurt and liquid.

1 cup any liquid (milk, soy milk, rice milk, Boost®, Ensure®, Boost Plus® or Ensure Plus®, or a generic version of one of these products - use more than 1 cup if needed to blend)
˝ cup low-fat, plain organic yogurt or soy yogurt
1 cup diced peaches (fresh, frozen or canned)
1 Tablespoon honey
Cinnamon to taste (1/4 teaspoon is a good place to start)

Clean, peel, and prepare the fruit.
Place liquid of choice, yogurt, fruit, honey and cinnamon in the blender.
Blend all ingredients together to desired consistency.
Add additional liquid to the blender if needed to thin out consistency for better blending.

Makes 1 serving of 390 calories, 15g protein, 68g carbohydrates, 6.5g fat, 2.5g fiber, 215mg sodium, 866mg potassium.
Note: This nutrition information refers to the shake made with Boost Plus® or Ensure Plus®, or a generic version of these products. Calories and protein will be somewhat lower if made with milk, soy milk, rice milk or another liquid.


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