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Recipe: Bertinelli’s Blueberry Smoothie

Photo by Quentin Bacon

Weightloss success story and marathon runner, Valerie Bertinelli shares her favorite Blueberry Smoothie recipe from her latest book, One Dish At A Time ($30, amazon.com).

Blueberry Smoothie

Bertinelli recommends using frozen rather than fresh blueberries for texture. She says, “My trainer insists I use a whey protein.”

Serves 1

1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp. protein powder

Combine the blueberries, yogurt, flaxseed and protein powder in a blender. Add a few ice cubes if using fresh blueberries and puree until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.

Nutritional info per serving: 342 calories, 54g carbohydrates, 5g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 4g fiber, 181 mg sodium, 23g protein

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