Smoothies are a magic elixir. They’re sweet and healthy, refreshing and decadent at the same time—a welcome bundle of contradictions. The following recipe for an orange-blueberry smoothie comes from Rizwan Asad, who runs the food blog Chocolates & Chai out of Toronto. He describes how he became hooked on the drink during a trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh when he was seeking a special burst of energy in the morning. He fiddled with a few versions and developed this recipe, which is low-calorie, creamy, and chock-full of fruit.


1 1/2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
1 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Low-Fat Greek Yoghurt – Vanilla
2-4 Ice Cubes
1/4 tsp Orange Zest
Fresh blueberries, for garnish (Optional)
Thinly Sliced Orange Peels, for garnish (Optional)


Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender. Puree until thick and smooth. Pour into glasses. Garnish with blueberries and a thinly sliced orange peel.

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