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Be Proactive with Probiotics

By Margaret Furtado, MS RD LDN CYT and Joseph Ewing, RD LDN



Lisi’s Berry Kool Smoothie

This is a great smoothie to run out the door with in the morning; the sweet and tart taste of delicious fresh berries with the additional extra vitamins and minerals found in your greens will really amp up your day. 



1/2 cup fresh raspberries

1/2 cup fresh blackberries

1/2 cup 2% strawberry Greek yogurt

1/2 cup skim milk

2 leaves kale, stalk removed and finely chopped


Method of Preparation

Add raspberries, blackberries, yogurt, skim milk and kale leaves to blender. Blend until smooth.


Yield: 2 smoothies


Nutritional Facts per Serving

105.5 calories; 8 g protein; 15 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 52 mg sodium; 7 g sugar; 2 g dietary fiber


This recipe was contributed by Lisi Deswart, Dietetic Intern at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore class of 2011.



Peach Frozen Yogurt

This rich and creamy peach frozen yogurt is smooth and delicious. It will be a great recipe to have in your collection for a quick cool off in the spring and summer.



3 cups fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt

3/4 cups Splenda or preferred granulated no calorie sweetener

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and chopped


Method of Preparation

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Pour into ice-cream maker, and freeze for about 40 minutes, or according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Gently fold in peaches, and freeze overnight in a separate container with a lid.


Yield: 8 smoothies


Nutritional Facts per Serving

73 calories; 5 g protein; 10 g carbohydrates; 2 g total fat; 1g saturated fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 64 mg sodium; 10 g sugar; 0.5 g dietary fiber