Sunday, March 27, 2011

Recipe: Sunrise Smoothies

I also had the opportunity to attend the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully) Expo. I did a demonstration making Sunrise Smoothies and it was lots of fun. They had different types of booths, with some pretty interesting props. One booth had a model of 5 pounds of fat! Eww! It was really educational, and lots of fun. The Atlanta Falcons' mascot was there too! It was fun watching kids dancing and playing with hula-hoops and taking pictures with the mascot. I hope I can go again next year!


  • 1/2 cup all-natural 100% orange juice (not from concentrate)
  • 1 cup all-natural yogurt, either plan or vanilla flavor
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (or any other favorite berry)
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ

Pour OJ and yogurt into blender, add banana (break into a few pieces) and berries along with wheat germ. The wheat germ adds more fiber. Blend until creamy. If you like really thick smoothies, add 1 cup ice.

Servings: 2

Tip: Use berries that are in season because they have the best flavor and are usually priced lower than out of season fruit. Stock up buying berries in season, rinse, place in freezer bags, then pop in the freezer. When you add frozen fruit to smoothies, it also serves as ice cubes.

Thanks for reading,

Lizzie Marie

1 comment:

  1. I think it is great that a young lady would want to promote healthy cooking. With obesity on the upswing, especially in kids, she may help this generation live longer.