Recipes

    Cheerios® blueberry banana cereal smoothie

    A refreshing, creamy smoothie for breakfast when your children are in a hurry or arrive home 'absolutely starving!' after school.
    Preparation Time
    5 min
    Cooking Time
    0
    Cooling Time
    0
    Skill Level
    Easy
    Serving Size
    2

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 cup Honey Nut CHEERIOS® cereal
    • 1 ripe banana, cut into chunks
    • 1 cup fresh blueberries
    • 1 cup ice
    • GARNISHES, IF DESIRED: Banana slices; Additional cereal

    Instructions

    • In blender, place Smoothie ingredients.
    • Cover; blend on high speed about 30 seconds or until smooth.
    • Pour into 2 glasses. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.

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      How can I find foods made with whole grain?

      Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too.

      What’s the difference between a whole grain and a refined grain?

      A ‘whole’ grain has more nutrients than a ‘refined’ grain, because all parts of the grain are retained – kernel, bran, endosperm and germ – along with their fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. But most of the bran and germ are removed when producing refined grains. Whole grains therefore contain more nutrients than refined grains.

      What is gluten?

      The general name for proteins found in cereal grains such as wheat. It holds the food together, like a ‘glue’, and gives dough its elasticity.

      How much whole grain do I need to eat every day?

      Keep it simple: make grains the base of your diet and choose whole grains over refined grains wherever possible. U.S Dietary Guidelines recommend eating 3 servings (48g) a day. So, whenever you look for breakfast cereals, bread, pasta, rice or flour to cook at home, look for the word “whole”, ideally among the first ingredients in the list.

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