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Quick Calcium Smoothie

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    Quick Calcium Smoothie

    This recipe is quick and easy and can be used as a meal replacement or as an additional drink to help gain weight. The molasses, soymilk, and sesame seeds all add valuable calcium, which is vital for those consuming fewer dairy products.

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    1 banana
    2 1/2 cups (625 mL) enriched vanilla soy milk
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) honey
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsulphured blackstrap molasses
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) soy or hemp protein powder

    Slice banana into jar of blender. Fill jar to 3-cup (750-mL) level with soy milk. Add sesame seeds, honey, unsulphured blackstrap molasses, and soy protein powder. Blend until creamy.

    Variations: Replace banana with raspberries or strawberries or half a small can of pineapple.

    Serves 1.

    source: "Cancer-Free Dining" alive #270, April 2005

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