Sweet and Simple
Smoothies are a magic elixir. They’re sweet and healthy, refreshing and decadent at the same time—a welcome bundle of contradictions. The following recipe for an orange-blueberry smoothie comes from Rizwan Asad, who runs the food blog Chocolates & Chai out of Toronto. He describes how he became hooked on the drink during a trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh when he was seeking a special burst of energy in the morning. He fiddled with a few versions and developed this recipe, which is low-calorie, creamy, and chock-full of fruit.
- 1 1/2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
- 1 Cup Orange Juice
- 1/2 Cup Low-Fat Greek Yoghurt – Vanilla
- 2-4 Ice Cubes
- 1/4 tsp Orange Zest
- Fresh blueberries, for garnish (Optional)
- Thinly Sliced Orange Peels, for garnish (Optional)
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender. Puree until thick and smooth. Pour into glasses. Garnish with blueberries and a thinly sliced orange peel.