Berry Smoothie Recipe
It’s June, so we’re celebrating our superfood of the month, berries. In this recipe, the fusion of berries and Greek yogurt provides a refreshing treat with added nutritional benefits!
Greek yogurt contains less sodium and higher protein than its regular yogurt counterpart.
Oranges are widely known as an excellent source as vitamin C. The orange juice, in combination with the Greek yogurt, provides the “tangy” flavor of this smoothie.
Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries contain dozens of antioxidants, which help prevent your body from disease and infection.
1 cup of berries provides 1/3 of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C and has 4 grams of fiber!
Key Techniques & Helpful Hints
- Stock up on berries during the summer season and freeze them to enjoy berries year-round. Freeze fresh fruit in 1/4 cup servings (use a snack-sized bag) for easy portion control and blending. Frozen bagged fruit can easily be substituted for fresh fruit. When using frozen fruit in your smoothie recipe, omit the ice.
- This smoothie also doubles as a dessert. Decrease the portion size and top with fresh berries to satisfy the after dinner sweet tooth.
- In the summertime, pour smoothies into popsicle molds and store them in the freezer. This will allow kids to reach for a refreshing, nutritious treat to cool off from the heat.
- If you are interested in adding another gadget to your culinary toolkit, consider a citrus juicer either hand or power operated. This will allow you to juice fresh oranges easily!
- 1 cup vanilla fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup frozen blackberries
- Place all ingredients into a blender.
- Puree until smooth.
- Serve immediately, serving size is 8 oz.
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