Cryptoxanthin Smoothie
This could be a true test of friendship: See how many people if offered would actually drink something called a Cryptoxanthin Smoothie. Of course if they do, they will be well rewarded, since beta-cryptoxanthin is a carotenoid with cancer-fighting properties. Choose a mango that is as ripe as possible and do not cut too close to the pit or the smoothie will be hairy.
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup frozen tangerine juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Nutritional Information
Per serving: 262 calories, 3.3g total fat, 1.9g saturated fat, 0.9g monounsaturated fat, 0.2g polyunsaturated fat, 2g dietary fiber, 11g protein, 49g carbohydrate, 11mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium.
Good source of: beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, calcium, potassium, vitamin C.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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