½cupfresh squeezed orange juiceor store-bought not from concentrate juice. You can also use carrot juice for half of the OJ
½cupplain non-fat Greek yogurtcan also use low-fat Greek yogurt
15gramsvanilla whey protein powderor your favorite protein powder (about ½ normal scoop)
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
To sneak in some veggies and make this orange smoothie even more orange, add carrot juice! Cut half of the orange juice and replace it with fresh-pressed or store-bought carrot juice.
Using frozen fruit instead of ice cubes to chill smoothies gives them a hike in nutrients and a creamier texture, but be sure to serve the drink immediately as the blended fruit will thaw quickly.
This recipe will give you a creamy smoothie just thin enough to drink through a straw. For a thicker consistency (perhaps for a smoothie bowl), add more Greek yogurt and frozen fruit. For a thinner consistency, add more juice.
Add a drop of orange food coloring for a pop of vibrant color