Detox Very Berry Smoothie

The holidays are over, and our stomachs can finally take a break from all the eating, and sitting, and eating. When I am feeling overstuffed from a few unhealthy days of Jewish food indulgence, I love to start a new day with this refreshing berry smoothie. The tang from the Greek yogurt plus sweetness of berries and orange juice really goes well together.

During the summer I like to freeze berries while they are in abundance, but you can also buy frozen berries in most grocery stories (Whole Foods and Trader Joes both have good options). I prefer using frozen berries over fresh so that you don’t need to also use ice to achieve the ideal smoothie consistency – frozen berries give all the frozen goodness without the extra water.

Prefer a tropical combo? Swap out 1 cup frozen berries for 1 cup frozen pineapple, 4 ounces of orange juice and 4 ounces light coconut milk. Same proportions for banana, flax seed and Greek yogurt as below.smoothie horizontal

Ingredients

1 cup frozen mixed berries

1/2 medium sized banana

1/2 Tbsp ground flax seed

handful fresh greens such as spinach or baby kale

1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

4 oz fresh orange juice or coconut milk

Directions

Place berries, banana, flax seed and yogurt into a blender. Add 4 ounces orange juice and mix on high. Add additional orange juice until you reach desired consistency.

Garnish with fresh berries or orange slice and serve immediately.

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