A fruit smoothie with two straws and a slice of banana on the rim of the glass

Fruit smoothie


  • 1 cup plain, unsweetened 1% or 2% yogurt (probiotic optional)
  • 1–2 tsp coarsely ground flax seed
  • 1 banana, not too ripe
  • 2/3 cup frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice, approximately


Place all the ingredients in the order given, except the orange juice, into a blender. (I use a small drink blender.)
Add enough juice to bring the mixture to the 2 cup mark.
Process until well mixed.
Makes 2 cups

Nutrition facts

Per cup

  • Calories: 187
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 35 grams
  • Fibre: 3 grams
  • Protein: 8 grams