Sunrise Smoothie

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  • 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!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04292841944812910360 Carolina HeartStrings

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16014221617498936003 Steve Cylka

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11912164636084718557 Taylor

      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 :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina Bk

      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!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06696070162184353591 LizMarie

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17229915542400516844 Lea

      Sounds really yummy. Never thought to use yogurt.✿✿✿
      http://leascooking.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02156302334473762780 From Valeries Kitchen

      My boys are athletes and I’m always looking for more healthy things to put into them. This looks perfect! I want one too!!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04822919211752832483 Kristina

      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 :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16009807394530816882 Macaroni and Cheesecake

      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!:)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12818057654943045482 April

      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!