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PostHeaderIcon Strawberry Pineapple Smoothies

I love smoothies, but it never occurred to me that I could actually make delicious smoothies at home. I usually just pay an arm and a leg for a smoothie at Jamba Juice. Heck, we have a Jamba Juice in our condo building so it’s pretty darn convenient to just grab one there! However, when I saw this recipe I knew I had to at least try making my own smoothies. I’m sure glad I did! They were incredibly easy to make (you just need a blender or food processor) and it’s also a great way to save a few bucks!

This was the perfect afternoon snack, but I’m sure it would make a delicious breakfast as well. I love the addition of flax seed in this recipe, it’s a great way to add more nutrients to your smoothie! This is such a simple recipe – fruit, yogurt, milk, and flax seed. Most importantly, there is NO sugar added. I just love that! On a final note, I did add a bit more milk to my smoothie since it looked a bit thick. I didn’t adjust the original recipe so keep that in mind when you make this. I’m already looking for more smoothie recipes to try!

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothies

Yield: 2 large or 3 small smoothies
8 oz. low-fat vanilla or plain yogurt
1 large banana
1½ cups chopped pineapple, frozen
1½ cups frozen strawberries
2-3 tablespoons ground flax seed
¼ cup milk

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until thick and smooth.  Add ice to thicken, if desired, or milk to thin.  Serve immediately.

Source: Annie’s Eats