In my family, we almost always start the day with a yogurt smoothie full of fruit, probiotics, fiber, vitamins, and other good stuff. I make some smoothies with fruit I have cut into small pieces and frozen, and some with unfrozen fruit and a few ice cubes, but all the smoothies I make are very heavy on fruit. I never add sugar or honey… we find that bananas add enough sweetness for us. This recipe is good if you like pineapple… if you don’t, substitute more bananas, blueberries, or strawberries for the pineapple. I sometimes add orange juice or even a whole orange (peeled and seeded).
1 cup plain yogurt
6 medium strawberries
1 cup crushed pineapple
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional, I don’t add it)
4 large ice cubes
Using a blender, puree all the fruit together. Add the yogurt and ice cubes and blend again until the mixture is very smooth and thick. Makes approximately three one-cup servings. When made with low-fat yogurt and following the recipe exactly, this smoothie has only 121 calories and less than one gram of fat per cup.