Friday Recipes: Orange Banana Smoothie

May 29, 2009

This post is part of our Friday-morning series on fun, healthy recipes. Check out other recipe posts here.

Smoothie We’ve enjoyed news about the recent research showing that kids prefer vegetables with fun names. What about fun colors? This smoothie recipe, perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack on the hot summer days ahead, is easy to modify based on kids’ favorite colors or the fruit that happens to be in season. Toss in a handful of blueberries to make it purple, or some strawberries to make it pink. Mixing up the fruit is a tasty, healthy (and fun) way to get a variety of nutrients.

Orange Banana Smoothie
From Fresh Choices: Easy Recipes for  Pure Food When You Can’t Buy 100% Organic by HSC founding executive director Rochelle Davis

  • 8 oz. vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 fresh or frozen ripe banana, broken into pieces
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Berries of your choice (optional)

In a blender, combine the yogurt, orange juice, banana, cinnamon, berries and salt. Blend until smooth and frothy, about 30 seconds.