Be a Smooth Operator this Summer

Add some zest to your summer living! Fruit juice smoothies are a refreshing drink for a sublime summer's day or as a perfect complement to your weekend BBQ. The best things about smoothies is that you can be creative! Here’s a blueberry inspired recipe to get you started:

Berry-Blue Vanilla Smoothie
- 3/4 cup Minute Maid Premium Orange Juice
- 1 medium peach, cubed
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 2 scoops fat-free vanilla-flavored frozen yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup crushed ice

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour smoothie into a large glass and garnish if desired. Each recipe makes one 10-ounce serving. Double or triple the ingredients and make additional batches for more servings. Remember the following tips for "perfecting" your smoothie:

• Freeze fruit ahead of time for a frostier drink
• Try to use the freshest fruit in season
• Too thick? Add more juice
• Too thin? Add more fruit
• Too tart? Add a sugar substitute, molasses or maple syrup

Yes I am looking forward the sunshine and warmer weather.

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