A Strawberry Orange Smoothie is perfect for breakfast or as a nice refreshing mid-day snack. This smoothie is high in vitamin C (100% of your daily dose in one glass), so is perfect during cold and flu season to boost your immune system.
Strawberry Orange Smoothie – dairy version
2 cups Fat Free plain or 99% Fat Free creamy vanilla yogurt
10 oz frozen organic strawberries
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
Put all the ingredients in a blender, cover and blend on medium speed until smoothie is smooth.
Pour into 3 glasses and enjoy.
Strawberry Orange Smoothie – Non-Dairy
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup crushed ice (rather than using ice, you can use frozen strawberries)
1/4 teaspoon honey or agave
Combine ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Makes 1 serving.
You can also add some soy yogurt almond or rice milk or a banana for a creamier smoothie.
Garnish with …
- fresh mint leaf;
- strawberries; or
- round of orange
Variations of the Strawberry Orange Smoothie
- Substitute honey-flavored Greek yogurt and use less sweetener.
- substitute different flavored juice — I like an orange and mango combination.
- Add 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh mint for a zippier taste.
- For a dessert smoothie, try using some strawberry sorbet.
Nutrition in a Strawberry Orange Smoothie
Strawberries and oranges are very good source of dietary fiber and Vitamin C. With the combo in the strawberry orange smoothie, you’re also getting a good dose of manganese, thiamin, folate and potassium — which are vitamins and minerals needed by the body for good nutrition.
But be aware that both strawberries and oranges are high in natural sugars.
You may also like to read how to make healthy smoothies.