Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunrise Smoothie (aka Strawberry Orange Julius)

My kids love smoothies so I'm always looking for something new, healthy and kid friendly.  We love the balance of OJ, strawberry and creamy, vanilly goodness that is in this Sunrise smoothie.

I was inspired by this delicious Skinny Strawberry Orange Julius from Classy Clutter.  We just adjusted it for our taste.  If it's just for the kids, I will swap out the water for more milk because neither of them drinks enough milk. 

On a side note, I have issues with drinking waaaay to much smoothie because they are soooo good.  To work on my portion control, I've started serving up my smoothies in my kid's Take N Toss cups with the straws.  It may sound cheesy, but they hold the perfect amount for a snack sized smoothie or for when you want to have a smoothie WITH  breakfast and not INSTEAD of breakfast.  This recipe makes enough for three of those cups or 2 regular sized smoothies.
 
Simple Sunrise Smoothie
(aka Strawberry Orange Julius)

In blender layer:
6 ice cubes
(mine are moon shaped for reference)
1/2 c. frozen strawberries (heaping)
2/3 c. milk
1/2 c. water
3 Tbsp. frozen OJ concentrate
1 tsp. vanilla
Stevia to taste (I started with about 2 Tbsp and added another after tasting.)

Blend until smooth and frothy.   Add additional sweetener if needed.  Serves 2.



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