Blueberries and fresh orange juice are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber. A half-cup of freshly squeezed orange juice provides roughly the same amount of nutrients found in the fresh fruit, but much of the pulp and membranes are strained out of most commercial brands, so you lose out on most of the fiber and flavonoids.
This naturally sweet and creamy smoothie will get you off to a good start in the morning. Blueberries and fresh orange juice are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber.
3 or 4 ice cubes, optional
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (if frozen, omit ice cubes)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a blender, puree the ice (if using), yogurt, orange juice, blueberries, and vanilla until smooth. Pour into two tall glasses.