Monday, March 10, 2014

Orange Surprise Smoothie

The surprise in this smoothie is the addition of prunes. Prunes are surprisingly sweet and blend well (if your blender motor is pretty good). Did you notice most prunes are now labelled as dried plums? Marketing peeps thinks the marketing ploy will attract more people willing to try this nutritious fruit. And really what's not to like? They contain beneficial amounts of fiber, vitamin k, and potassium, so no matter what you call them, throw a few in your next smoothie and enjoy!

If your strawberries are very sweet you can omit the maple syrup!


1 orange, peeled
4 large strawberries
3-4 prunes
1 cup plain low fat yogurt
1 tbsp maple syrup


Blend all ingredients until smooth. If too thick add water and blend again. Makes one large or two small smoothies.
A great way to start your day!


  1. I am definitely trying this! Prunes sound like a great ingredient in a smoothie! Thanks!