Black Bean and Corn Salsa/ Banana Smoothie – Penn State Nutrition Links

We visit Penn State Extension's Nutrition Links in West Pittston, where we learn how to make a versatile Black Bean and Corn Salsa that is not only delicious but packed with protein!  For a refreshing, easy and healthy drink, get the recipe for a banana smoothie.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Makes 24 Servings
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
1 (16 ounce ) jar of Salsa
1(15.5 ounce can unsalted black beans, drained, rinsed
1(15.5 ounce) can unsalted corn kernels, drained or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1(14.4 ounce can low-sodium chopped tomatoes drained
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or 1 teaspoon dried (Parsley may be substituted)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin)

Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with chips or as a vegetarian side dish.

Banana Smoothie ( you can substitute bananas with peaches, strawberries or blueberries)
1/2 cup bananas
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice.
Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.  Serve immediately.  This serves 2.