May 182013

You never have to worry about making a smoothie if you keep some basics in your freezer year around. This Strawberry Orange Smoothie is a perfect example. When you go to the store this week, go by the frozen food section and pick up a bag of frozen strawberries and a couple of cans of frozen orange juice concentrate. To make an orange strawberry smoothie, just mix:

Its also easy to turn this tasty 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

2 cups of frozen strawberries
1/2 c. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon of honey
4-6 ice cubes
1 Tbsp. Chia seed

Or if you prefer a yogurt smoothie and have yogurt in your refrigerator you can use use a small 4 ounce carton of low-fat yogurt to thin out the consistency.

Strawberry Orange Smoothie

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