May 072013
 
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Oranges and Pineapple mix together surprisingly well. Here is an easy, and refreshing Orange Pineapple smoothie recipe that will work well for both breakfast as well as for an afternoon treat! This recipe is a treat for anyone who with a taste for fruits that are more tart than sweet.

Its also easy to turn this tart smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 2 cups  frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 1/2  cups  orange juice
  • 1 cup of low fat yogurt (plain, vanilla, mandarin orange or pineapple)
  • I tbsp.Chia seed

Because the pineapple might be very juicy, only add about 1 cup of orange juice to start.  Blend and if you need to smooth out the fruit, then add some more orange juice.


Orange Pineapple Smoothie

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