This smoothie can be varied in so many ways. Use pineapple yogurt, pineapple nectar, and crushed pineapple instead of the orange; use your imagination!
- 1½ cups orange yogurt
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 orange, peeled and sliced
- ¼ cup vanilla-flavored whey protein
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 ice cubes
Place yogurt, orange juice, orange, whey protein, and vanilla in blender or food processor; blend or process until smooth.
Add ice cubes; blend or process until thick.
Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
Fat: 2.34 grams
Saturated fat: 1.22 grams
Dietary fiber: 2.33 grams
Sodium: 241.12 mg
Cholesterol: 6.81 mg
Whey protein, an isolate of this component of milk, is lactose-free, high in protein, and almost cholesterol-free. It may help reduce high blood pressure and lower cholesterol. You can stir it into smoothies, add it to hot cocoa, and add a spoonful or two to muffin batters and bread dough.