After a successful launch on the pediatric inpatient units, the Journals of Hope Program has expanded into the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, where patients and families can find strength and hope through the power of writing.
Can satisfying your sweet tooth be a good thing?
Yes, it actually can. Choosing the right ingredients for a sweet snack or decadent meal can make a treat a healthy one. For example, adding real fruit to smoothies, oatmeal and more boosts your fiber intake and helps you meet your daily fruit recommendations while tackling your sugar pangs.
So go ahead and add some sweetness to your day with this banana chocolate smoothie recipe. The fiber and soy in this tasty drink are perfect for heart-health, and the cocoa is just the right amount to satisfy any chocolate temptation.
Banana Chocolate Smoothie
(This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light)
Try putting frozen bananas in your freezer when they start “to turn” so that you can make this smoothie without advanced planning. (This also helps you avoid wasting bananas that are past their prime.) The frozen banana in this recipe will help keep your drink chilled. It also imparts a creamy texture to the smoothie.
Yield: 2 servings
Nutritional InformationCalories: 195
Protein: 14 g
Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 85 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sat Fat: 0 g
This recipe originally appeared on MGHBeFit.com, an employee wellness program sponsored by MGH Nutrition and Food Services.
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