Organic Orange and Carrot Smoothie

IMG_0032

This smoothie has a beautiful orange color and contains no added sugar, but the natural sweetness of the apple and orange. It provides 2½ servings of your daily fruit and vegetable requirements and is full of fiber, antioxidants, and Vitamin C!

Ingredients:

  • 10 organic baby carrots
  • 1 medium organic orange, peeled and quartered
  • ½ organic Fuji apple, cored and quartered
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 ice cubes

Directions:

Place carrots, orange, apple, water and ice cubes in blender. Blend thoroughly. Serve in tall glass.

Advertisements

Organic Cranberry Smoothie

IMG_1884

Since it is cranberry season, I thought it would be very appropriate to make a cranberry smoothie. Cranberries are second to blueberries in their antioxidant benefits and are only 45 calories per cup. I used European style yogurt, because that is what I had available, but I prefer the protein rich Greek yogurt.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 organic Gala or Fuji apple
  • 1/2 frozen organic banana
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1/2 organic European style plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 organic nonfat milk
  • 2 to 3 packets of Stevia

Directions:

Mix in a blender, cranberries, apple, banana and ice cubes. Then add yogurt, milk, and Stevia.

Tropical Smoothie

IMG_1617

This smoothie is not only delicious, but it is high in Vitamin C from the pineapple and the mango. Mangos are also a good source of fiber and Vitamin A.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 frozen large banana
  • 1/2 cup European style organic plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup organic nonfat milk
  • 1 packet Stevia

Directions:

Mix the mango, pineapple and banana in a blender. Then add the milk, yogurt and Stevia. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

 

Green Smoothie

IMG_1475

Here is an easy and delicious way to get 2 cups of vegetables and 1 cup of fruit a day! The carrots and apple give this smoothie a nice sweetness!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups packed Taylor Farms Organic Superfood Power Greens or 1 cup packed organic spinach and 1 cup packed organic kale
  • 2 medium organic carrots or 12 organic baby carrots
  • 1 organic Fuji or Gala apple
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ice cubes

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and liquefy. Serve immediately.

Frozen Berry Smoothie

IMG_1403

  • 1 cup frozen Townsend Farms Organic Triple Berry Blend (Costco)
  • 1/2 frozen organic banana*
  • 1/2 cup organic fat free milk
  • 1/2 cup organic Greek yogurt (plain and fat free)
  • 2 packets of Trader Darwin’s Stevia
  • 2 ice cubes

Crush the ice, berries and banana in a blender. Then add milk, yogurt and Stevia. Berries are one of the best sources of antioxidants! I have found that each brand of Greek yogurt has its own unique flavor and does make a difference in the overall taste of the smoothie. This drink has approximately 210 calories and 16 grams of protein!

*I like to buy several bananas at a time. When they are ripe, I peel them, split them in half, place in a food storage bag and freeze.