Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

This refreshing strawberry yogurt smoothie takes only a few minutes to prepare, and is ideal as a nourishing start to the day.

Excerpted from Eat to Beat Diabetes, available now in the Best Health Store

Ingredients

4 cups (1 L) ripe strawberries
1 cup (250 mL) plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh orange juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar, or to taste

Garnish (optional):
4 small strawberries with leaves
4 thin round slices of unpeeled orange

Directions

Rinse and drain the strawberries and place them in a food processor or blender. Add the yogurt, orange juice
and sugar. Process on the highest speed until a well-blended purée forms, about 15 seconds, stopping to scrape down the sides of the container once or twice. Taste the mixture and sweeten with a little more sugar, if you wish.

For a very smooth beverage, strain the mixture, using a wooden spoon to push the drink through. Discard the strawberry seeds.

Pour into 4 tall glasses and serve immediately. If you wish to decorate the drinks, slit the strawberries and the orange slices halfway through the centres. Attach one berry and one orange slice to the rim of each glass.

Preparation time 10 minutes; serves 4

Variations:
‘ Banana-berry smoothie: Add 1 small banana, cut into quarters (Step 1). Because bananas tend to thicken drinks, increase the orange juice to 3/4 cup (175 mL). Taste the smoothie before adding the sugar (you may not need it).

‘ Apricot-berry smoothie: For the fruits, use 2 cups (500 mL) peeled apricot slices and only 2 cups (500 mL) ripe strawberries.

Nutritions

Each serving provides: calories 108, calories from fat 18, fat 2 g, saturated fat 1 g, cholesterol 5 mg, carbohydrate 21 g, fibre 4 g, sugars 17 g, protein 4 g.

Choices per serving: Carbohydrate 1, Fat 1/2

Cuisine

Desserts & Drinks

Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie
Print Recipe
Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie
Print Recipe

Related content:

  • Strawberry-Yogurt SmoothieStrawberry-Yogurt Smoothie This fruit smoothie is a healthy, low-fat way to start your day. Posted in
  • Spinach and Strawberry SmoothieSpinach and Strawberry Smoothie Spinach...in a smoothie? Don't let the title fool you. Though each serving is packed with an incredible full cup of this nutritional powerhouse, the sweetness of fresh strawberries and […] Posted in
  • Cranberry-Raspberry SmoothieCranberry-Raspberry Smoothie A morning smoothie is a great way to get a serving of important fertility foods like calcium-rich yogurt and orange juice, which is a good source of folate. Posted in

Secrets to Staying Healthy & Happy

fries_1

News: Study reveals which foods make us fat

  Allowing yourself to eat any type of food in moderation may not be the way to weight-loss success after all. According to new research, there most definitely are good foods, which should be eaten more often, and bad foods, which should be avoided as much as possible in order to limit weight gain. And […]

Spiced-Nuts

Holiday Spiced Walnuts

Made with cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg, this healthy spiced walnuts recipe is the perfect healthy appetizer for your holiday bash.

farfalle

Farfalle with Peas and Mint

Peas are a good source of fibre, as well as vitamins A and C. Can’t find fresh mint? Fresh basil will also work well in this pasta recipe. If you want to add a nutty flavour to the dish’as well as protein’toast some pine nuts or chopped almonds and throw them in as well.