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 nutrient-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.
A Sustainable Diets recipe, developed by Teri Underwood, R.D., M.S., C.D.