Nov 262012

Tonight after dinner, treat yourself! Mixing fresh or frozen strawberries with frozen yogurt makes a Strawberry Yogurt smoothie dessert in a glass that you surely will enjoy anytime you make it.

If you would like to add nutritional value to this strawberry yogurt smoothie, throw in a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia has a great deal of nutritional value including cholesterol fighting, heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. And you don’t need to worry about changing the very tasty results of this recipe; Chia has no taste of its own so it will just kind of disappear into the mix.

In your smoothie blender mix:

-1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
-1/2 cup Dole Strawberry Orange Banana Juice
-1 cup low fat frozen strawberry yogurt or your favorite Strawberry ice cream if you aren’t concerned with calories
-1 tablespoon Chia seed

When fully mixed, pour into a chilled glass, top with a fresh strawberry and enjoy!

This smoothie is one very good example of why smoothies continue to gain in popularity. They are very flexible, meaning you can experiment with the ingredients and end up with two or three different treats from the same basic recipe.

For instance, if you were to substitute another berry flavored yogurt or ice cream you would end up with a very different taste from basically the same recipe. So view this recipe as a list of suggestions only and let your imagination take over. You might even want to add a cup of baby spinach too!

Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

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