Foodie Blog Roll 2

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunrise Smoothie

This pale yellow smoothie is so healthy and full of vitamins and nutrients, and it's the perfect thing to wake up to!

Sunrise Smoothie

I had a reader comment on my Healthy Fruit Smoothie post {which has 5 awesome recipes} and asked if I used orange juice for any of the recipes instead of cranberry juice. Oops! I guess I need to branch out a little, huh? Well Melissa, this one's for you! 


No matter what combination of juice or fruits I use, I always try to add in some non-fat, plain Greek yogurt to add some protein and creaminess to the smoothie. This one has fresh pineapple chunks {that I froze}, a banana, orange juice and the Greek yogurt.


Sunrise Smoothie
    makes 2
1 C orange juice
1 C frozen pineapple chunks 
1 medium banana
1/2 C non-fat Greek yogurt {like Chobani}
Extra ice, optional

Pour the orange juice, pineapple and banana in a blender and pulse a few times to get everything going. Blend until almost smooth. Then add in the yogurt and blend. Add extra ice if desired. Serve. 


Fruit smoothies are a great way to get in some extra vitamins and they are also refreshing. Plus they are quick and easy. Just throw everything in a blender and give it a whirl!

This one in particular is great in the morning because the combination of flavors really wake up your taste buds!

10 comments:

  1. That looks so fantastic. The perfect way to start the day.

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  2. What a great simple smoothie. Fresh, bright and fruity!

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  3. Yum! I have been on a smoothie-for-breakfast kick lately and I think I need to add this one to my rotation!! Looks very tasty :)

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  4. Sometimes it is hard to focus on what you have not done and I am glad for suggestions from my readers. This one does fall right in line with the typical breakfast juice. Very enticing photo, wish I had one now-I just finished exercising so I am sure it would be quite refreshing!

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  5. How perfect for the warm weather!! I need to freeze some pineapple chunks and try this out!

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  6. Sounds really yummy. Never thought to use yogurt.✿✿✿
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  7. My boys are athletes and I'm always looking for more healthy things to put into them. This looks perfect! I want one too!!!

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  8. Mm.. i love my smoothies in the morning! The pineapple banana combo sounds super good! Adorable pics too :) I love the cute little jar with the straw :)

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  9. This sounds so refreshing! I love all the citrus, perfect for in the morning! Also, just wanted to check and see if you got my email about possibly guest posting. Just let me know, no pressure at all! Have a great day!:)

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  10. I am a Gastric bypass patient and this is great with a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Thank you for the recipe! I also use the Trop 40 for reduced sugar and yum!

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