Orange is the New Black – Citrus Smoothie

February 26th, 2014 1 Comment Tags: , , , ,

I recently read that orange is the new black, hmmmmm. Funny when I was at the grocery store the other day I had a hankering for citrus – oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits. My food processor called out to me to try yet another smoothie recipe so I obliged and am glad I did!


1 peeled, cut up orange
1 lemon, quartered
1 cup plain Greek style yoghurt

Add peeled orange pieces to your food processor or blender. Toss in small pieces of the orange and lemon rind to punch up the taste. Squeeze the lemon quarters into the food processor after the seeds have been removed. Spoon in the yoghurt put the lid on tight and blend thoroughly until smooth. Add juice to adjust the thickness to your liking and a dash of sweetener if it’s too tart for your tastebuds.

I will certainly try this again with other citrus fruits to see which combination is most satisfying. I’ll add some springs of mint leaves too. My favourite flavour of yoghurt is Oikos key-lime and I will definitely give that a try as my yoghurt base.

This combination was a refreshing and tasty treat on this fine weekend sweetened by mother nature herself. I put the rest of the mixture in individual containers to enjoy during the week as work piles up as a perfect grab and go snack. It’ll be a perfect pick-me-up when I need it, without an additional jolt of caffeine.

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