Freeze your own berries, pineapple and banana for this delicious smoothie.
Makes four 8-ounce smoothies
1 cup orange juice
1-2 cups frozen strawberries
3/4 cup pineapple
1/2 cup lowfat yogurt (vanilla, strawberry or banana flavored)
Starting with the OJ, measure all the ingredients - except the yogurt - into a blender. A chef in Telluride once advised me to always add the yogurt last so that the heat generated by blending didn't destroy the yogurt cultures. I'm not certain of the validity of the claim, but am willing to put my yogurt in at the end of the blending process just the same.
Anyway, start blending on low speed. You might need to stop and stir things up with a spoon if the fruit jams the blender up. Increase to high speed for a few seconds. Stop the blender, add the yogurt and blend until just mixed it. Serve and enjoy.