Orange Juice and Banana Smoothie Recipe
A plain old Banana Smoothie can taste pretty bland. Adding orange juice makes this Orange Juice and Banana Smoothie a real taste treat!
The sweet tangy taste of the orange adds zing to the smoothness of the banana.
Try this. You’ll love it!
- 1 cup orange juice, well chilled
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1-1/2 cups banana slices, frozen
- Pour orange juice into a blender
- Add yogurt to blender
- Cover and blend on medium speed
- Add frozen banana through hole in blender top
- Increase speed to high
- Blend until smooth
Orange Juice and Banana Smoothie Ingredients
Orange Juice adds flavor to every smoothie you use it in. The sweet, tangy taste of an orange is unmistakable.
Whether you use frozen, bottled or even fresh squeezed orange juice is up to you. Just be sure to leave some of the pulp in it. The blender will break it up, and the fiber it adds is a bonus.
Orange Juice is a well-known source of vitamin C. It also carries a good amount of calcium, flavonoids, potassium and other nutrients. Plus, it just tastes delicious!
Yogurt is a fantastic thickener for smoothies. It can also add a special tartness to a smoothie.
In most cases, a plain lowfat yogurt will work well for making smoothies with. Yogurt also comes flavored, and can be used along with the primary fruit. For example, adding Blueberry Yogurt to a Blueberry Smoothie can be a flavor boost.
Look for yogurts that contain live cultures. They can add beneficial bacteria to your digestive system.
Bananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.
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