I have been on a smoothie kick for the past couple of weeks.  It’s been my go-to breakfast and some days my lunch as well.  It’s super easy to whip up and it packs in a lot of nutrition.  One of these for breakfast will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime!

My smoothie starts with non-fat plain Greek yogurt.  It’s low in calories and packed with protein. Three fourths of a cup has 16 grams of good for you protein!  It’s also a good source of calcium.  Then I add in raspberries which are a great source of fiber as well as vitamin C.  Three fourths of a cup has 9 grams of fiber and 60% of your daily vitamin C requirement.  I add in a little orange juice to add a little sweetness and of course orange juice is another great source of vitamin C.  The final ingredient is probably not what you’d typically think of for a smoothie, but it is such a power food I had to add it….spinach.  It’s an excellent source of  vitamins A and C as well as iron.  I promise that once it’s blended into the smoothie you don’t taste it at all!

Once you blend all of these ingredients together you get a creamy, slightly tart, slightly sweet and fruity meal in a glass!

 

Power Raspberry and Yogurt Smoothie

  • 3/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh spinach

Place all ingredients in a blender.

Blend until smooth and creamy.  Pour into a glass.

Makes one smoothie.

ENJOY!

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