Although Jamba Juice and Smoothie King offer delicious fruity treats, they can be a pricey snack. Making my own smoothies always intimated me. I thought there was no way to possibly make one to my smoothie chain shop standards. Luckily, two things happened to me. 1. I tasted Greek yogurt for the first time. 2. I experimented with some ingredients and created a recipe that is both healthy and yummy. So Greek yogurt…this seems to be an increasing trend and I always wondered why. PLAIN yogurt? I had a similar surprised reaction. Mixing plain yogurt with fruit, however, makes it less daunting. By using plain yogurt instead of a flavor, you majorly cut down on the amount of added sugar and increase the protein! Although I may never be able to eat plain yogurt with nothing mixed in, it’s a perfect ingredient for a smoothie.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie- Makes 1 tall glass
1 banana, sliced
4 large strawberries, sliced
4 heaping spoonfuls of plain Greek yogurt (if plain yogurt is too tart, use strawberry yogurt instead)
1/4 cup orange juice