Minty Lemon Citrus Yogurt Breakfast Shake Recipe

Yogurt smoothies and shakes serve triple duty in our house:  they offer something a little different for busy morning breakfasts, they pack in healthy proteins and enzymes, and they give me a quick and easy opportunity to use up fresh fruits, like bananas or oranges, which have passed their prime.  As with a lot of my recipes—yogurt smoothie ingredients are totally interchangeable depending on the ingredients on hand.  We are using our Lemon Citrus Yogurt Breakfast Shake for our Y entry in our kitchen friendly Blogging from A to ZChallenge.  Y is for Yogurt.

Ingredients for Minty Lemon Citrus Yogurt Breakfast Shake
2  (6 oz. ) containers Lemon Cream Pie Yoplait Light Yogurt, or your favorite lemon yogurt
1 c. Skim Milk
1 Medium Banana, cut into chunks
1/2 c. Mandarin Orange Pieces
1 tsp.  Vanilla Extract
1/8 tsp. Mint Extract
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Tbsp. Wheat Germ
6 Ice Cubes

Instructions for Making a Minty Lemon Citrus Yogurt Breakfast Shake

In a large capacity blender, combine all ingredients except ice cubes and blend until well combined and smooth.  

Add the ice cubes, one at time, blending completely between each ice addition. 

Pour into serving cups and garnish as desired.  We simply used an orange twist—but, have also added mint leaves or maraschino cherries as well.  Serve immediately.

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