Wednesday, July 10, 2024

5 Healthy Fruit Smoothies For An Easy Breakfast

Wake up and blend up one of these healthy smoothie recipes for a great start to your day:

Orange and Banana Smoothie
Orange and banana are the perfect marriage of tart and creamy for this breakfast smoothie. A touch of brown sugar and almond extract add another level of flavor.

  • 3/4 cup (185 ml) orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sliced banana
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ice cubes
  • mint sprig

In blender, combine orange juice, banana, sugar and almond extract.
Add ice cubes and blend until thick and smooth. Garnish with mint sprig.

Strawberry-Yogurt Smoothies
When summer arrives and strawberries are in season, this is the perfect way to enjoy them. Whirl up the berries with yogurt for a creamy, refreshing snack. Orange juice adds a sweet tang.

  • 1 quart (4 cups) ripe strawberries
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 thin orange slices (optional)

Hull all but 4 of the strawberries. Add the hulled strawberries to a food processor or blender. Add the yogurt, orange juice, and sugar. Process on the highest speed until a well-blended puree forms, about 15 seconds, stopping to scrape down the sides of the container once or twice. Taste the mixture and sweeten with more sugar, if you wish.
Pour into tall glasses. Slit the 4 whole strawberries and the orange slices halfway through to the centers. Attach 1 strawberry and 1 orange slice, if using, to the rim of each glass before serving.

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