When you make a fruit smoothie the sky is the limit because it is so easy to mix different ingredients together to create greatly enjoyed treats that everyone in the family can share. For example this recipe combines the sweet goodness of strawberries with the tart and tangy taste of lemons. Delicious!
Nutritionists all say most of us don’t get enough fruit in our daily meals and smoothies are a perfect way to change that. In this recipe, the strawberries are a great source of dietary fiber, many minerals, and have very little fat. Lemons bring a lot of vitamin C and A, minerals, and 0 fat. Add that to the great taste and you have yet another reason to make a fruit smoothie!
Its also easy to turn this 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:
-1 cup of fresh strawberry slices
-1 cup of low-fat lemon yogurt
-1/2 cup of orange juice
-1 tbsp Chia seed
Blend until smooth, pour into a chilled glass and top with a fresh strawberry!