Peaches & Cream Sipper

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Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) package frozen unsweetened peaches, slightly thawed
1 (6-ounce) can frozen apple juice concentrate
1 (8-ounce) carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
1/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
cup water
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ice cubes
Fresh strawberries (optional)

Preparation:

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in container of an electric blender; top with cover, and process until smooth.

2. Gradually add enough ice to measure 4 cups in blender; top with cover, and process until smooth.

3. Pour mixture into glasses. Garnish each serving with a fresh strawberry, if desired.

Yield: 4 cups (about 102 calories per cup serving).

Nutritional facts: about 3.7 g protein, 0.5 g fat, 21.5 g carbohydrate, 2 mg cholesterol, 0.3 mg iron, 51 mg sodium, 118 mg calcium.

With the aid of electric blender, this recipe transforms an array of frozen fruit into creative beverages. If you use fresh fruit, the drink will have a thinner consistency.

BANANA SIPPER: Substitute 2 large frozen bananas, sliced, for peaches. Substitute 1 (8-ounce) carton strawberry low fat yogurt for vanilla yogurt. Proceed with recipe as directed. Yield: 4 cups (about 115 calories per -cup serving). Nutritional facts: about 3.4 g protein, 0.6 g fat, 25.0 g carbohydrate, 2 mg cholesterol, 0.3 mg iron, 47 mg sodium, 109 mg calcium.

RASPBERRY SIPPER: Substitute 1 (16-ounce) package frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed and strained, for peaches. Substitute 1 (8-ounce) carton raspberry low-fat yogurt for vanilla yogurt. Proceed with recipe as directed. Yield: 4 cups (about 101 calories per -cup serving). Nutritional facts: 3.4 g protein, 0.7 g fat, 21.1 g carbohydrate, 2 mg cholesterol, 0.4 mg iron, 47 mg sodium, 115 mg calcium.