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    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 Cheerios® cereal
    • 1 ripe banana, cut into chunks
    • 1 cup fresh blueberries
    • 1 cup ice
    • garnishes, if desired: Banana slices; Additional cereal

    Instructions

    • Put the smoothie ingredients into a blender.
    • Cover, then blend on high speed for about 30 seconds or until smooth.
    • Pour into 2 glasses. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.

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    What are the health and nutritional benefits of Nestlé Gluten Free Corn Flakes?

    As well as being a healthy choice for people who want to reduce the amount of gluten in their diet, or have coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, Gluten Free Corn Flakes are fortified with B-vitamins, folic acid and iron

    I’ve heard a low GI diet can help me lose weight. Is this true?

    It’s too early to say. The science in this area is still emerging. There is evidence that low GI foods take longer to digest and help you feel satisfied for longer, but none that you’ll eat fewer calories at the next meal.

    Is Nestlé planning to launch gluten-free versions of its other cereals or cereal bars?

    Not yet, but we will keep listening and responding to people’s needs.

    Why do some breakfast cereals have different serving sizes labeled on pack?

    The serving sizes mentioned on breakfast cereals can slightly differ, mainly due to differences in product density. Beyond its nutrients density, it’s also important for the portion size to suit the average cereal bowl. Some types of breakfast cereals, such as mueslis or granolas, are denser than traditional flakes; so a 30 g serving could look tiny and unrealistic in a bowl – that's why we use 45 g as a reference. These different serving sizes have been defined by the European cereals trade association and consistently applied by all industry members in Europe.

    Does the high GI of breakfast cereals negate the whole grain benefits?

    No. Even though some foods made with whole grain have a high GI, you can still benefit by including them in a healthy, balanced diet. Eating lots of whole grain can be good for the heart, even if the GI of the food is high. The whole population can benefit from eating more whole grain; the effect of low GI foods is still not clear.