Summer Recipe: Pineapple Raspberry Smoothie


There is seriously nothing better than an ice cold drink on a blazing hot summer day. My drink of choice: smoothies. In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a smoothie. The combinations are unlimited and the choices are so vast. Another plus, they're pretty healthy! Make it green and cram in 2-4 portions of veggies for the day, or jam pack it with vitamins and antioxidants with fresh and frozen fruits! One of my favorite kinds is Pineapple Raspberry, it might even be my absolute favorite. Keep reading to learn what's inside! 


INGREDIENTS: one serving

- One banana, frozen or fresh. (I prefer frozen, it gives a really nice thickness)
- A handful of frozen raspberries.
- A handful of frozen pineapple chunks.
- 6 ounces (170 grams/177 mL) to a cup (226 grams/236 mL) of plain Greek or regular yogurt. ( I use Oikos plain, no sugar greek yogurt. TONS of protein.)
- 6 ounces(170 grams/177 mL) of any type of liquid. I used peach juice but you can use any kind, or even just water.
-One tablespoon of chia seeds. (You don't need these, but I like them a lot and they help with digestion! Just be careful, as some were recalled in the US and Canada due to salmonella.)
-One thin slice of lemon. (Adds such a nice kick, and makes the smoothie so thirst quenching!)
*If you don't have any frozen fruit, use fresh and just add ice! I like to buy my frozen fruit already frozen, but sometimes I freeze my own fresh ingredients!

CALORIES BESIDE THE FRUIT: Approximately 220 cals for 16 ounces (543 grams/ 473 mL). Not bad!


MYTH: You don't have to have an expensive blender to blend smoothies nicely with hard, frozen fruit and ice. The blender I use was literally $15 dollars at Walmart, and I've had it since last summer. It's a little trooper and works just fine! I love it, it makes just enough for one serving and you can use the top as a cup. I've linked the same exact one, on Amazon, if you're interested in trying it out!




So what do you think? Do you like smoothies? Let me know if you have any favorite smoothies or other summer drinks, or if you try mine! ♥

DISCLAIMER: A strawberry fell into the blender, therefore this is not completely a Pineapple Raspberry smoothie..rather a Pineapple Raspberry and a strawberry smoothie..haha.






30 comments:

  1. mmm that looks really good :)

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  2. This look so delicious!!! I have to try it out, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It was so good Joanna! I am glad to. ♥

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  3. I love smoothies. Sounds delicious.

    Lovely blog! :)

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    1. Smoothies are definitely my favorite!
      Thanks so much Tara ♥

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  4. Coucou,

    Miaaam, loove ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

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  5. This looks very delicious! =)
    Thanks for your lovely comment in my blog, have a great weekend!

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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    1. You're welcome Jess, hope you had a good birthday! ♥

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  6. I so need to try this! I'm definitely a coffee person but living in Spain coffee is definitely not the best idea for summer (hot drinks, no thanks!) so I think this might be perfect :) I'll have to try!

    Tania x
    thetaniadiaries.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh gosh, I couldn't imagine a hot coffee in the sun, too painful! But how awesome it must be to live in Spain, it must be worth the lack of hot coffee!
      Let me know if you ever try it out. ♥

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  7. This looks so delicious! Yum! Will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing :)
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    1. Thanks Rosh, let me know if you make it! ♥
      I would love to! I have a feeling my GFC widget is broken..Could you tell me if it is?

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  8. Wow!! This looks amazing! I will surely try the recipe!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Great blog!

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    1. Thanks Mary, It's so good! Let me know how you like it! ♥

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  9. This smoothie sounds fabulous and delicious! I love that a smoothie can taste so good and give me my vitamins for the day! I will have to try this recipe out!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. It's probably the closest thing to ice cream you can get that's healthy! ♥

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  10. its look yummy and attractive, i love this, nice post info. new post on blog.http://jenniquecreatives.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Jennique, it was very yummy! ♥

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  11. oh my goodness! this looks delish! :D

    xoxo, rae
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    1. Doesn't it? Every time I look at the pictures I want another! ♥

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  13. This looks so healthy, I might try it.

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    1. It tastes like you should feel guilty! But it's so beneficial for you
      Let me know how you like it if you try it Sarah! ♥

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  14. Smoothies are a must in the summer! I recently bought chia seeds for the first time and I add them almost everywhere! :D

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    1. They are a must! And aren't chia seeds great? They can really fill you up! ♥

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  15. That look delicious! I love smoothies and I make them almost every day :)


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    1. I'm having one right now! Aren't they the best? So filling and refreshing ♥

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