Papaya and Almond Smoothie

Serves 4 (about 1 cup each)  |  Prep Time: 5 minutes  |  Total Time: 5 minutes

1 cup nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt
1 cup chopped papaya
⅓ cup fresh or frozen chopped strawberries
1 cup skim or 1 percent milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar (optional)
2 tablespoons slivered almonds
2 tablespoons chopped almonds (optional)

Combine the yogurt, papaya, strawberries, milk, vanilla, honey, and almonds in a blender and mix well. Sprinkle chopped almonds on each serving, if desired.

You can use peaches or melon if you don’t have papaya on hand for this smoothie. You can also use whole almonds instead of slivered almonds—just blend them a little longer. Almonds give smoothies a delicious taste and are very nutritious.

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