Cranberry Orange Bean Smoothie

Cranberry Orange Bean Smoothie

Source: ontariobeans.ca

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition (For 1 serving (1 cup))

Calories 160;
Protein 10 g;
Total Fat 1.5 g;
Saturated Fat 0.8 g;
Trans Fat 0.1 g;
Carbohydrates 27.64 g;
Fibre 5 g;
Sugar 11.9 g;
Cholesterol 6.5 mg;
Vitamin A 46 RE;
Vitamin C 23 mg;
Calcium 144 mg;
Iron 1.8 mg;
Qty.Ingredient
1 cupWhite kidney beans, drained and rinsed (1 can)250 mL
3/4 cupFrozen cranberries175 mL
1Navel orange, peeled and segmented
1 mediumBanana, frozen, sliced
1 cup2% milk250 mL
1/2 cupPlain Greek Yogurt, Fat Free125 mL
1 tbspPure maple syrup15 mL
2-4Ice cubes

Frozen tart cranberries, blended with tangy orange and white kidney beans for a thick, creamy and healthy smoothie.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  1. Pour beans into a colander or strainer, rinse with cold water. Transfer beans to blender; add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Divide between 4 small glasses and serve immediately.

Tip:  For added sweetness, try using vanilla Greek yogurt.