Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie

I’m a working girl so week-ends are my best opportunities to create experiments.  This week-end instead of putting the juicer to work for us we placed fresh ingredients into the blender to create a smoothie.  This is something I have rarely done and so I was eager to see how it would turn out.

Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie
Simple fresh ingredients

I started with some fresh pineapple and fresh strawberries.  These went into the blender with a cup of vanilla yogurt.  I whipped them together until they were smooth and poured them into glasses.

According to the California Strawberry Commission, strawberries are a good source of Vitamin C, high in fiber, potassium and antioxidants.

Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie
Saturday morning breakfast!

As you might guess, this was a complete delight and a yummy week-end breakfast.  I plan to try some other combinations with other fresh fruits.

Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie

Smooth sailing…DebraJ

 

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Juice of the Day – Fruit & Veggie Blend

Fruit & Veggies ready for juicer
These delicious fruits and vegetables are ready for our juicer!

Today’s juice was a random combination of the fruit and veggies and turned out to be yummy.

Here is what I used:

1/2 fresh pineapple

1/2 cantaloupe

1 large stalk of Kale, stem removed

A giant hand full of spinach

1 beet

3 oranges

a small bunch of parsley

Served 2

Juice of the Day - pineapple, cantaloupe, kale, orange, spinach, parlsey, beet
Saturday juice blend.

 

This one was very delicious, and we have decided that we like almost any juice that has cantaloupe included.  Cantaloupe has an overpowering essence, but not in a bad way.  Highly recommend this combination.!

Another juicy Saturday…..DebraJ

NOTE:  I did not receive any compensation or free products to create this post.  The ideas and opinions are my own.

Juice of the Day – Beet, Pineapple, Orange

We have always been curious about juicers but we didn’t know a lot about them.  Because they are so expensive, we hesitated to invest in one only to find later that this was another “whim” that we would tire of quickly.

Luckily (I guess you could look at it that way…) we found one at Aldi after the holidays for a very reasonable price — so the experiment began.

Saturday mornings are prime time for the juice experiment, and we proudly text a photo of the juice du jour to our kids and kids-in-laws to show them our creation.  Their responses are respectful, but I think they are worried about us.  Cool

Today I decided on a simple blend.  See recipe below.

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 Beet-Orange-Pineapple Juice
  1. 1 large beet
  2. 3 oranges
  3. 1/2 fresh pineapple
  1. Wash the beet and slice into large chunks. If the beet has the greens attached, wash the greens and include them in the juice.
  2. Cut the pineapple into chunks
  3. Peel the oranges
  4. Place the beet into the shoot of the juicer along with the pineapple and orange so the juicier items are blended along with the harder vegetable.

Notes:

Give it a stir and pour into two large juice glasses or rocks glasses.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

Recipe by www.acupofwhimsy.com

More juice later……..DebraJ

NOTE:  I did not receive any compensation or free products to create this post.  The ideas and opinions were my own.