This recipe came from Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet by Nava Atlas. I’ve made it quite a few times because it’s a healthy way for non-milk-drinkers to add a little calcium to their diet.
I’ve also made variations on the Orange Smoothie. I’ve tried it with apple juice, grape juice, etc. On occasion, I’ve even skipped the vanilla extract, when there wasn’t any in the house.
Overall, this is a real “work horse” recipe.. meaning it’s easy, it’s nutritious and it’s open to using whatever ingredients are available.
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
dash of vanilla extract, optional
Combine the first 4 ingredients in one or two tall glasses. Blend well. If you want it frothy, blend with food processor. Serve over ice (optional).