Aug 142013

To make a filling and healthy Orange Blueberry Smoothie isn’t hard at all. This easy snack recipes uses all low fat ingredients so it is low in calories too.

Its also easy to turn these east snack recipes into a nutrition powerhouses 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:

  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 large orange, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 cup –low fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup soy or 2% milk
  • 2 Tbsp honey or 3 tsp Splenda
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia seed /li
  • About 1-1 ½ cups of ice cubes.

Place the fruits in the blender and blend, then add yogurt, milk and sugar.  Add about ½ cup of ice cubes and mix, adding a few more ice cubes at a time until the smoothie is the consistency you like.  If you use frozen blueberries you will probably use less ice.  This recipe makes enough for 3-4 drinks, and is quite filling.

Keep in mind that blueberries are low in calories –one cup is about 80 calories, and and large orange is about 85.  The perfect meal to control your weight.  You can also substitute tangerines for oranges.

Easy Snack Recipes: Orange Blueberry Smoothie

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