Meatless Monday–Strawberry-Banana Smoothie with Pineapple

Still full from Easter dinner?  Me too.  Ready to lighten it up?  You’ve come to the right place.  

I had one of these after a short but sweet bike ride and a wonderful Easter weekend Brunch.  I knew the brunch would be brimming with delicious treats, but didn’t want to go without eating anything, especially after getting a pretty decent, albeit it brief, workout.  Light and bright in flavor (and cute in color, too!), these smoothies were perfect.

Annie made strawberry-pineapple smoothies a while back and they looked so good to me.  Like her, I don’t use a smoothie recipe, per se.  I just kinda have a general ratio of ingredients I adjust to fit the kind of fruit I have on hand.  I did learn a cool trick from her, though.  Annie says she freezes her fruit once she cuts it up so she doesn’t have to add ice.  She said it makes for a more flavorful smoothie and I have to agree. 

Strawberry-Banana Smoothies with Pineapple

adapted from Annie’s Eats

Ingredients:

12 oz. low fat plain or vanilla yogurt

1 1/2 c. frozen strawberry chunks

1 c. frozen banana chunks (or one fresh banana)

1 1/2 c. frozen pineapple chunks

2 scoops protein powder (optional)

1/4 c. milk, if necessary

Directions:

Place all ingredients except milk in blender or food processor.  If mixture is too thick, add milk, a bit at a time, until desired consistency is reached.  Serve immediately.

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6 Comments

  1. Pretend Chef
    April 25, 2011 / 12:12 pm

    Happy to hear you enjoyed your Easter weekend and what a great way to lighten up this week's menu. This smoothie sounds so delicious. Yummy!

  2. That Girl
    April 25, 2011 / 5:01 pm

    And if you're like me a lot of that fruit won't make it into the smoothie. I have such a thing for frozen fruit. Way better than popsicles.

  3. USA Kiwi (Kylee)
    April 25, 2011 / 5:02 pm

    Looks/sounds great!

  4. Melissa Bakes
    April 25, 2011 / 10:33 pm

    I made something similar to this last week and loved it! This looks great!

  5. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
    April 26, 2011 / 11:54 am

    This is exciting to me… It means that spring is really coming quickly! Hooray! I love smoothie season and these look like a perfect way to jump start things! Happy Easter!

  6. Annie
    May 4, 2011 / 1:03 am

    So glad you enjoyed these Kelsey. They are my favorite!

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