In Season: Apricots

I love apricots. Their tangy sweetness is a taste I look forward to every summer. When picking apricots, try to buy local if possible. Check out your farmer’s markets for the freshest available. When selecting apricots — choose firm to touch, plump in appearance and are deep orange or orange/yellow.

This smoothie looks perfect for a mom on the go — a great breakfast that will take minutes to make. I’m pretty sure the kids will like it too!

Try it this week!

Apricot Smoothie

3 medium-size apricots(about 6 ounces), pitted

3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 teaspoon mild honey, such as clover or acacia

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

1 or 2 ice cubes

1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed until smooth. Serve right away.

Recipe:  NY Times