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January 27, 2010

Citrus Squeeze Smoothie

good morning!

This Sunset magazine has been splayed out on my kitchen counter over the past few weeks…tempting me.

Today was the day that I bowed down and gave in.

a year of living well

I’ve heard soo many people coughing these days that I figured it’s time to get my immunity boost!

Reading that there was a frozen banana in the mix had me sold. Orange banana smoothies are by far my favorite combo.

I already had a huge mess in the kitchen to clean up, what’s a little more?

So get your ingredients ready-

what goes into the smoothie

Juice those oranges!!!  I used satsumas cuz that’s what I had.

weezin the juice

Get your frozen banana ready, and toss it into the blender. Freeze one the night before!

frozen banana

Add the juices and honey into the blender.

hi honey! how are you?

Follow that with a nice big scoop of Greek yogurt. You are almost there.

que the greek yogurt

Now get your ice.  Toss it in and PARTY!

citrusmess

Pour the smoothie into a large glass…or two small ones…

pouring it in

And you have yourself a creamy & zingy smoothie.

That’s right baby, look at that froth!

You won’t be disappointed.  The taste is fab!  It’s quite refreshing.  And the tartness of the citrus and yogurt is a heavenly match with that little bit of honey and banana.  I am smitten. And hopefully I will be immune to those germs….

Citrus Squeeze Smoothie

(recipe Sunset Magazine)

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup tangerine juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup ice cubes

Blend all of the ingredients together, then add the ice cubes and whir a bit more. Add more lemon juice or honey to taste. Add slices from 1 peeled tangerine to make it more festive!  Makes 1 large smoothie or two little ones.

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