Creamy Orange Smoothie

Source: Adapted from Recipe Runner

Serving size: 1 tall glass

Servings per recipe: 2

A healthy take on the classic orange creamsicle? Yes please!

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Ingredients

3 oranges

1 banana, fresh or frozen

1 cup low-fat milk or yogurt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

2 cups ice cubes



Materials

Measuring cups and spoons, blender

Instructions

1) Peel and section oranges over a bowl to catch all juices, remove seeds if necessary

2) Combine yogurt, banana, orange slices (and any juices collected), and vanilla (optional) in a blender and puree until smooth.

3) Stir in 1/2 the ice cubes and blend again. For a frostier smoothie, add more ice cubes and blend until desired consistency is reached.

Notes

The banana in this recipe helps create a creamier smoothie and adds sweetness- the riper the banana, the sweeter it will be!

Recipe analysis was calculated using 1 cup of low-fat (1%) yogurt.

More About Orange

How to Select

Select oranges that have finely textured and relatively firm skin, and that are heavy for their size. Do not rely on color to select oranges- some oranges are dyed to appear brighter in color, but yellow and slightly green-tinged oranges can be just as tasty!

How to Store

Oranges will keep well for 1-2 days at room temperature, or for 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator.

How to Prepare

Oranges are segmented naturally, and the simplest way to prepare them is to peel the orange and break into sections with your fingers. For orange slices with the peel still attached, use a sharp knife (serrated knives work best) to quarter the orange, leaving the peel still intact.