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For a quick, light drink, whirl yogurt and fresh fruit.

These thick but thinning drinks blend fruit with chunks of ice in minutes, forming a smooth, deceptively rich-tasting snack or dessert to enjoy frosty cool.

Blueberry Freeze

2 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen and partially thawed 1 cup low-fat lemon-flavor yogurt 2 tablespoons lemon juice About 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups small ice cubes or crushed ice

In a blender, whirl berries, yogurt, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon sugar until smoothly pureed. Add half the ice at a time, whirling after each addition, to make a fine, slushy texture. Add more sugar, if desired. Pour into tall glasses. Makes about 4 cups, 2 to 4 servings.

Per serving: 122 cal.; 3.1 g protein; 1.0 g fat (0.4 g sat.); 27 g carbo.; 40 mg sodium; 2.3 mg chol.

Peach Dream

Sugar 4 large (about 2 lb. total) ripe peaches 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 small can (6 oz., 3/4 cup) frozen pink lemonade concentrate 2 cups small ice cubes or crushed ice

Rub rim of 5 or 6 glasses (about 1-cup-size) with water, then dip in sugar to coat; set aside.

Peel and pit peaches; cut fruit in chunks into a blender.

To peaches, add the lemon juice and lemonade concentrate; whirl smooth. Add half the ice at a time, whirling after each addition, until mixture has a fine, slushy texture. Pour into sugar-rimmed glasses. MAkes about 4 1/2 cups, 5 or 6 servings.

Per serving: 127 cal.; 0.9 g protein; 0.2 g fat (0 g sat.); 33 g carbo.; 2.0 mg sodium; 0 mg chol.

Cappuccino-Orange Shake

1 cup orange juice 1 cup low-fat coffee-flavor yogurt 1 tablespoon orange marmalade or sugar 2 cups small ice cubes or crushed ice Orange slices (optional) Candy coffee beans (optional)

In a blender, whirl the orange juice, coffee-flavor yogurt, and orange marmalade with half the ice until the mixture has a fine, slushy texture. Add remaining ice and repeat.

Pour the cappuccino mixture into tall glasses; garnish glass rims with orange slices and sprinkle a few candy coffee beans onto each drink. Makes about 4 cups, 2 to 4 servings.

Per serving: 89 cal.; 3.2 g protein; 0.7 g fat (0.5 g sat.); 18 g carbo.; 39 mg sodium; 2.8 mg chol.
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