A Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Can you guess what veggies we snuck in? Thick, creamy and delightful, this easy recipe packs a punch of protein too! I always add milk because it has 9 essential nutrients, including a whopping 8 grams of protein! For this Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie, I used strawberry flavored milk (yum!).
Adding flavor to milk doesn’t take away nutrients. Chocolate and strawberry milk still have the same essential nutrients as white milk has, including calcium, protein and vitamin D. Many kids don’t get enough of these. So go ahead… add some more flavor.
I know what you’re thinking… what about the sugar? Actually, flavored milk contributes only 4% of the added sugars in children’s diets. Soft drinks, and non-carbonated sweetened beverages contribute 46% of the added sugars.
There are some great fruit combos to use in smoothies, but I LOVE sneaking veggies in too, such as spinach, kale, beets, carrots, or cucumbers. You usually can’t taste the vegetables because the fruit flavor will overpower it. So, don’t be afraid!
Having frozen fruit on hand makes whipping up a smoothie super easy. And, when your favorite fruit goes out of season – no worries, you’ve got it preserved. With all my frozen fruit at-the-ready, I’m making smoothies a part of our morning routine when school starts. Here’s how to freeze strawberries – it’s so easy!
Just blend baby blend and you’ve got yourself a delicious smoothie. Here’s a tip – you do not have to wait for breakfast. You can enjoy this ANYTIME!
Can’t get enough smoothies? Use chocolate milk to make a Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie – the perfect post-workout snack.
Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
- 5 minutes
- 2 servings
- 1 cup Greek yogurt, nonfat
- 1/2 cup strawberry milk (regular or lactose-free)
- 1/2 cup strawberries frozen
- 1/2 cup pineapple frozen
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup beet juice
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend on high until smooth. Enjoy! Notes: If you'd rather a smoothie bowl, pour the blended mixture into a bowl and top with fresh strawberries, bananas, pineapple, coconut and chia seeds. If you use fresh fruit instead of frozen, I recommend adding some ice to keep it cool and thick. Sometimes the blender can heat it a bit.