Sunrise Smoothie Recipe

Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Blend time: 1 minute

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries add sweetness and antioxidants.
  • 1 medium banana, frozen: Creates a creamy texture and adds natural sweetness.
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented: Provides vibrant flavor and vitamin C.
  • ½ cup plain or vanilla yogurt: Adds creaminess and a protein boost. (Use your preferred type, including Greek yogurt)
  • 1 cup orange juice: Base for the smoothie and enhances the citrus flavor.
  • ½ cup ice (optional): Helps create a thick and icy texture.

Optional add-ins

  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger: For a slight spicy kick.
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or hemp seeds: Adds healthy fats and fiber.
  • Honey or maple syrup: To adjust sweetness.

Instructions

1. Prepare your ingredients: If using a fresh banana, slice it and freeze for at least an hour. Peel and segment your orange.

2. Combine ingredients in a blender: Add the frozen berries, frozen banana, orange segments, yogurt, orange juice, and any optional add-ins to a high-powered blender.

3. Blend until smooth: Start on low speed and gradually increase the speed until the smoothie is creamy and well-blended. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, add more ice.

4. Adjust sweetness: Taste and add honey or maple syrup if needed.

5. Pour and enjoy: Divide the smoothie between two glasses and serve immediately.

Tips

Customize your smoothie: Use pineapple, mango, peaches, or other preferred fruits.

For a vegan option: Use plant-based yogurt and substitute agave nectar for honey.

Make ahead: Prepare the smoothie ingredients in advance and store them in freezer bags. When ready to enjoy, dump the contents into your blender with the orange juice and blend.

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