Blood Orange-Mango-Wheat Grass-Greek Yogurt Smoothy

Blood Orange Greek Yogurt S Can you tell I’m ready for spring?  All my posts so far have sort of centered around spring—a citrus pound cake, a flower show, a how-to video about making a seed tape, and ended with a little more citrus.  Oh, and a trip to Italy that I’ll be taking this spring!

Yep. I.  Am. Ready.  To me, citrus means spring.  Maybe it’s the color.  Or, the intoxicating aroma.  I just want to swim in it.

With daylight saving time behind us, at least we’re getting closer to spring.  For those of you in warmer climates, I am jealous.  This year’s winter has been especially rough and I am ready to dig in the dirt.  Actually, I was ready for spring after the first snowflake fell.  Some of my friends on the west coast feel sorry for me this time of year and send me copious quantities of citrus they grow.  In their yards {jealous tone intended!}.  Limes, lemons, oranges.  All beautifully perfect.  Those of us on the east coast haven’t seen our yards in weeks.  With yet another significant snowfall predicted here this week, I am ready to just crawl under the covers and hibernate until winter is over.

One thing I do to bring a little spring indoors when a sunny day is nowhere in sight is to grow some wheat grass.  There’s nothing easier—just sprinkle a few organic wheat grass seeds over some moist soil and voila!  In a few days you have spring in a pot.  Admire it.  Touch it.  Smell it.  Drink it.

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According to Wikipedia, wheat grass can be traced back in history over 5000 years, to ancient Egypt and perhaps even early Mesopotamian civilizations. It is purported that ancient Egyptians found the young leafy blades of wheat sacred and prized them for their positive affect on their health and vitality.

This Blood Orange-Mango-Wheat Grass-Greek Yogurt Smoothy is like spring in a glass and it couldn’t be simpler to make.  Add 4 ingredients — mango, blood orange, Greek yogurt, and wheat grass — plus ice…

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…to a blender and whizz away until smooth.  In a minute, you’ll have a deliciously perfect smoothy.

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Want it a little sweeter?  Add some raw honey or agave syrup and you’re good to go.   I’m calling it my OMGG Smoothy:  Blood Orange-Mango-Wheat Grass-Greek Yogurt Smoothy!

Here’s a little video I made just for you:

Here’s the recipe:

Blood Orange-Mango-Wheat Grass-Greek Yogurt Smoothy
 
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This 4 ingredient smoothy is a taste of spring! Get your week off to great start and make it today!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2 regular or 4 small
Ingredients
  • 2 blood oranges, peeled, seeded, and pith removed
  • 1 large rip mango, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh wheat grass
  • 1 cup crushed ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Notes
Want it a little sweeter? Add some raw honey or agave syrup and you’re good to go! If blood oranges are unavailable or out of season, substitute with another type of orange.

 

Enjoy and have a great week!

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Comments

  1. Joann Rogers says

    Your endless talents amaze me .
    Can’t wait to make the poundcake and look forward to your summer garden .
    The blog is delightful !

  2. Lynne Laino says

    I had no idea it was so easy to grow wheat grass! Where do you find organic wheat grass seeds? You have the most fun videos!!!

  3. says

    I haven’t ventured too much beyond the strawberry banana yogurt smoothies my girls like – but this looks so health and refreshing, I may need to branch out!! Cute video!!

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