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Berry Smoothie

Use any berry that you have available for this smoothie. Strawberries work well, as do blueberries, or raspberries. To get the freshest taste, the most nutritient-dense, and environmentally-friendly berries I can find, I source berries locally or grow them in my garden. From June to August, when they are in season, I freeze extra berries for later use. Berries are so easy to freeze! Just rinse them, air dry them on a clean towel, and then put them straight into a freezer container.

Berries contain phytochemicals, such as Anthocyanin, the pigment that makes blueberries blue. Anthocyanin and other plant chemicals act as antioxidants, neutralizing body-damaging free-radicals, and warding off cancer and age-related chronic diseases. So drink up this delicious, nutrient-packed, sustainable smoothie in good health!

Serves 4 (small servings) or 2 (large servings)


1-1/2 cups orange juice (calcium fortified)
2 cups organic low-fat vanilla yogurt (or organic vanilla soy yogurt)
2 cups frozen or fresh berries


Add all the ingredients to a powerful blender and process on high until well blended. Add extra orange juice, organic milk, or soy milk to thin it out if needed.

Sustainable DietsTM recipe, developed by Teri Underwood, R.D., M.S., C.D.

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