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.
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