Fresh strawberry season is wrapping up here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania which makes me sad. I’ve been driving around the back farm roads like a mad woman looking for the last of those little, green containers of bright red, sweet, juicy strawberries to make my healthy strawberry and pineapple smoothie. They seem to taste so much better with fresh berries rather than frozen!
Welcome to the first installment of the Summer Beverage Series. A few of my blogging friends and I are sharing our favorite summer drinks over the next few weeks. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom so you can see their scrumptious-looking summer drinks!
Here’s how I make my fresh and healthy Strawberry & Pineapple Protein Smoothie:
You will need:
- 1 cup milk (whole, low fat, or skim)
- protein powder
- fresh strawberries (or frozen)
- fresh pineapple
- ice cubes
- Nutri Ninja (or similar blender)
My favorite protein powder is Matrix and I use their Strawberry Cream flavor for this smoothie.
To make the smoothie, layer the ingredients in the mixing jar in the order given.
NOTE: I usually freeze the fruit before adding them to the smoothie. I find that I use fewer ice cubes if the fruit is frozen.
Blend until desired consistency is achieved. Garnish with fresh fruit if desired. Enjoy without the guilt!
Now click on the images below to see the summery drinks that my friends are sharing:
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