Recipe of the Week - Holiday Peppermint Smoothie

Peppermint can reduce headaches and help you feel rejuvenated. And this smoothie makes a tasty alternative to eggnog. Garnish it with a pretty rim of crushed candy cane. 11/2 cups (375 mL) skim milk  11/2 cups (375 mL) low-fat vanilla yogurt  11/2 cups (375 mL) ice cubes  5 peppermint leaves, torn  1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground cinnamon  A few drops peppermint extract (optional) 
Blend all ingredients and serve in cups garnished with a pretty rim of crushed candy cane.  Serves four.

Nutritional information

Per serving: 114 calories, 8 g protein, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 19 g carbohydrates, 1 g fibre, 6 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium