By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

To make the recipe higher in calories, add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil for an additional 120 calories, 14 grams of fat, and no additional sodium or cholesterol per serving.

Number of servings

Serves 1

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  2. 1 cup 2 percent milk
  3. 1 medium banana, cut into chunks
  4. 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  5. 2 tablespoons protein powder

Directions

In a blender, combine the yogurt, milk, banana chunks, wheat germ and protein powder. Blend until smooth. Pour into a tall frost-chilled glass and serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :2 1/2 to 3 cups

  • Total carbohydrate 82 g
  • Dietary fiber 5 g
  • Sodium 269 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 35 mg
  • Protein 32 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 1 g
  • Calories 542
Sep. 01, 2011