This unique and deliciously sweet and creamy Blueberry Orange smoothie will certainly get you off to a good start for the day. Blueberries and refreshing orange juice are full of vitamin C, anti-oxidants, and dietary fiber. If you are using frozen berries, you won’t need as much ice.
You can turn this yummy smoothie treat into even more of 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 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp. Chia seed
- Optional 3 to 4 ice cubes