Anti-Aging Diet: Eating to Age Gracefully (cont.)

Yield: Makes 3 1/2 cups or 10 servings (1/3 cup each); or 4 cups if adding white chocolate chips
Per serving (1/3 cup each): 208 calories, 7 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate, 14.5 g fat (1.9 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 2 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 56%.
NOTE: If you add the white chocolate chips, it will add 30 calories, 2 grams fat, and 1 gram saturated fat to each serving.

Tangerine Freeze

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal a small serving as 1/2 cup low-fat yogurt sweetened with fruit or frozen + 1 portion fresh fruit.

This is a great recipe to try if you're looking for a way to "hide" yogurt. You'll never know there's yogurt in this fruity freeze.

1 cup tangerine or orange segments (mandarin oranges from can or jar, drained, can also be used)
6 to 8 ounces orange-flavored yogurt (light or regular can be used)
1/3 cup orange or tangerine juice (as fresh as possible)
1 cup crushed ice

  • Place tangerine or orange segments in a plastic bag or container to freeze for at least an hour.
  • Add frozen tangerine or orange segments to blender or food processor along with the yogurt and orange juice. Blend until smooth. Add in a cup of crushed ice and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a tall glass or two smaller glasses and serve.

Yield: 1 tall glass or two small smoothies
Per small serving: 148 calories, 4.5 g protein, 31 g carbohydrate, 1.2 g fat, .6 g saturated fat, 3.5 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 51 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 7%.

Published July 07, 2006.


Recipes provided by Elaine Magee; © 2006 Elaine Magee

SOURCES: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, June 2005; 1049. Nutrition, March 2006:295. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 2000; 19:312S-319S. Neurobiology of Aging, Sept. 2002: pp 747. Nicholas Perricone, MD, author, The Perricone Weight Loss Diet. Kenneth Ellner, MD, dermatologist, Atlanta. G. Susan Moores, RD, spokesperson, American Dietetic Association. Stephen Hsu, PhD, associate professor, School of Density, Medical College of Georgia. Elisa Zied, MS, RD, spokeswoman, American Dietetic Association; and author, What to Eat.

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