Make a quick, healthy fruit yogurt or smoothie for breakfast or a mid-day refresher using a blender. Start with 1 cup of yogurt and your choice of fruit. Add other ingredients to create the taste, level of sweetness and texture you want. Make your smoothie personal; choose low- or no-fat yogurt, sugar or alternative sweetener, one fruit or several, and additional ingredients that add more flavor, texture or health benefits.
Ingredients: 1 cup plain yogurt, low- or non-fat. 1 cup fresh strawberries or other fruit. 1 medium banana. 1 orange. ¼-cup non-fat milk. 1- to 3-single-serving packets of sugar substitute.
Spoon the cup of yogurt into the blender.
Wash the strawberries, remove the stems and leaves, and cut each strawberry in half. Add the strawberries to the blender.
Peel the banana and cut it in thick slices. The banana adds more nutrients and helps to thicken the smoothie. Add the banana slices to the blender.
Wash the orange, cut it in half, and use a knife or spoon to remove the pulp. Add the orange to the blender.
Add ¼ cup milk to the blender.
Puree the fruit and yogurt mixture in the blender for about 30 seconds or until the smoothie is thick and smooth.
For a sweeter smoothie, add 1or more packets of sugar substitute or add the sweetener to single servings.
Pour the yogurt smoothie into glasses, garnish with fruit and serve immediately.