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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Pineapple Smoothie

Aaaah, St. Lucia, Jamaica – that’s what this makes me think of! Smoothies are a delicious and healthy breakfast option. The original recipe is from Williams Sonoma…I’m starting to think they should pay me to be their official recipe tester or something ;) I made these two mornings in a row, once following their recipe and once with my changes. I have to say, my way tasted MUCH better. I used vanilla yogurt instead of plain, and instead of using not-frozen pineapple and frozen banana I used frozen pineapple and not-frozen banana. (Get that?) Also, I like to put the ice into the blender before the rest of the ingredients and crush it on its own so there are no chunks in the smoothie. I especially love this because it’s a great excuse to buy a whole pineapple and then you have lots of leftover fruit to have as a snack for days.

Pineapple Smoothie
1 ½ cups ice cubes
1 cup pineapple juice
1 banana, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1 Tbs. sugar
1 cup pineapple chunks (frozen)

In a blender, crush ice cubes until in small pieces. Add the pineapple juice, banana, yogurt, sugar, and pineapple chunks and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Serves 2.

  • Renea

    Wow! I could really go for one of those today. Looks very cool and refreshing.

  • Amber

    This was sooo good!!! Do you have any other smoothie recipes??? I LOVE smoothies! :)

  • Annie

    Hi Amber,
    I don’t have many other smoothie recipes, but I’ll try to add more. I agree, smoothies are awesome!
    :) Annie

  • Jeana

    I just made this smoothie for my family… It is SO good! And healthy too! I used agave instead of the sugar, and it tastes wonderful. Thanks!