- 1 cup of low-fat, light, vanilla-flavored yogurt
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy.
- Serves 2. Each 1-cup serving has 180 calories, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g sugar, and 7 g protein.
- Each serving also contains 2% DV vitamin A, 28% DV vitamin C, 21% DV calcium, and 0% DV iron.
- Feel free to experiment with a variety of fruits. Each fruit will change the color and flavor profile of the smoothie, so play around until you find the perfect drink for you.
- Using frozen blueberries or any frozen fruit will yield a thicker smoothie than you'd get if you use fresh fruit.
- You can really control the sweetness level of this drink by choosing a yogurt that matches the nutrient profile you’re seeking. For example, you could choose unsweetened nonfat yogurt for a tart smoothie that is sweetened only by fruit and juice, or you could choose a sweetened and flavored yogurt to add a totally different twist. The possibilities are practically endless!
And I would never leave you without a free handout to share with your clients. What do you think? How will you use this sweet smoothie?
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