Lighten Up, America!

We sent Cooking Light's tireless contributing editor, Allison Fishman Task, on a mission: to crisscross the country in search of favorite regional foods and to lighten them for a country that is starting to think hard about what it eats. Buy the Book: Lighten Up, America!

Regional Favorites: Slurp-Worthy Smoothies

Get your fruits and veggies on the go with these smoothie favorites from across the country.

Blueberry Soy Smoothie
Photo: Oxmoor House

Drink Your Breakfast

Across the country, different regions are putting their own spin on America's favorite sippable breakfast. Tip: Choose ripe, in-season fruits and vegetables for the best-tasting beverage. If you prefer superthick fruit smoothies, freeze the fruit before blending.

The Northeast loves their Blueberry Soy Smoothies.

Place 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 2/3 cup fat-free milk, 1/2 cup reduced-fat firm silken tofu (about 4 ounces), 2 tablespoons raspberry spread, and 1 (6-ounce) carton raspberry low-fat yogurt in a blender; process until smooth. Pour into glasses. Serve immediately.

SERVES 2 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

CALORIES 202; FAT 1.3g (sat 0.6g); SODIUM 134mg

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