Nov 162012

The Apricot is a close relative to the peach with a mildly tart taste somewhere between a plum and a peach. In this Apricot and Lemonade smoothie, that taste is delicious!

Nutritionally, Apricots are a great source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber. In the US, fresh Apricots are available from May through August which means any fresh Apricots you find after about September have been imported from somewhere in South American or perhaps New Zealand. And, of course, canned apricots are available anytime of year.

The lemon in the lemonade helps bring out the tart taste of the recipe and helps it to be both very satisfying and filling.

This recipe includes Chia seed as an optional ingredient because of its very high nutritional content which includes heart healthy and cholesterol fighting omega-3 fatty acids. Chia is also unique in that it has no taste of its own so adding it to the recipe isn’t going to change the wonderful taste.

In your favorite blender mix:

-1 cup of lemonade (Crystal Light or your favorite mix)
-1 cup of fat-free Apricot yogurt
-1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
-½ cup of apricots
-1 Tablespoon of Chia seed (optional)

Apricot and Lemonade Smoothie

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