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>>power punch: 81 mcg folate
In a blender, combine 1 1/2 cups calcium-fortified orange juice, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 3 dried apricots and 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ. Whip until smooth. Pour half into a glass and serve; transfer remaining half to a screw-top jar and refrigerate for later. serves 2. serving size: 1 cup. 152 calories.
>>power punch: 180 mg calcium
In a blender, combine 3/4 cup plain soy milk with 1/4 cup silken tofu, 2 pitted dates, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger (or a grape-sized chunk of fresh ginger) and 3 ice cubes. Whip until smooth. serves 1. serving size: 1 cup. 185 calories.
Fruit and Nut Crunch
>>power punch: 4 g fiber
Mix 2 cups bran cereal squares with 1 cup mini whole-wheat pretzels; 1/3 cup dried cranberries; 1/3 cup dried dates, snipped; 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds; and 1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts. serves 8. serving size: 1/2 cup. 162 calories.
>>power punch: 119 mg calcium
Combine 1 1/2 cups watermelon cubes with 1 1/2 ounces crumbled, pasteurized goat cheese and 4 fresh mint leaves, chopped. In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons honey with 2 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar until honey is dissolved. Pour over salad and toss gently to mix. Chill before serving. serves 2. serving size: 3/4 cup. 161 calories.