May 282013
 

One reason for smoothie’s popularity is because they work so well in so many different settings. Having a smoothie for breakfast or lunch is a great way to add fruit and nutrition to your diet painlessly and this Orange Strawberry mix is a perfect example!

Its also easy to turn this Orange Strawberry 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

– 1 medium orange (peeled, sections only)
– 1 medium banana (peeled and sliced)
– 1 cup of cold strawberries (fresh or frozen)
– ½ cup low-fat yogurt (you can choose:  vanilla, strawberry, orange, banana or plain)
– 1 tbsp Chia seed
– Ice to taste

In your blender mix all the ingredients, starting with about 6 ice cubes.  Sometimes if you are using frozen strawberries or the orange is very juicy, you won’t need as many ice cubes, so you can add more if you like and blend to your favorite consistency.

Orange Strawberry Smoothie

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