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Yogurt Protein Smoothie

  • Yogurt Protein Smoothie

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup refrigerated vanilla or chocolate soy (or other) milk
    • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen fruit, such as cherries, berries, or cut-up pieces of peach or melon
    • 1/2 banana, fresh or frozen
    • 1 tablespoon wheat germ

    Directions:

    1. Combine all ingredients in blender.
    2. Blend on high speed for two minutes or until all of the ingredients are smooth and creamy. For a thicker shake, add a few ice cubes.

    Yield:

    1 serving

    Source:

    Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

  • Nutrition Tip

    Being tired is common during cancer treatment. Fatigue can make meal preparation exhausting, and when you are finished with preparation, you may not even feel like eating. When you are most fatigued try creating quick and easy nourishing recipes like this smoothie. This yogurt protein smoothie is both refreshing and nutritious. You can even prepare smoothies the night before an appointment and re-blend in the morning before heading out.

    When choosing a protein powder, read the ingredient list carefully. Generally protein powders should provide approximately 14-21 grams per serving. Protein powders can be from many sources – whey, soy, pea, rice, hemp.

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