Sweet as Sunshine Smoothie
Strive for Five Recipe
2 cups/500mL strawberries, frozen
3/4 cup/ 175mL pineapple chunks, unsweetened
3/4 cup/ 175mL sliced peaches, in natural
3/4 cup/ 175mL sliced pears, in natural juice
1 cup/250mL low-fat vanilla yogourt
Grape-Nuts® cereal or frozen blueberries (for garnish)
Allow the strawberries to thaw slightly.
Drain the canned fruit.
Combine all the fruit; blend in a blender or food processor in small batches.
Add the yogourt to the blended fruit.
Serve in cups; top with a sprinkle of Grape-Nuts® or a few frozen blueberries.
Smoothies are a great way to increase fruit and dairy intakes. Substitute with any frozen fruit you may have on hand; leftover frozen bananas can be substituted for the pineapple. Smoothies made with frozen fruit may be a little thicker than those made with fresh fruit. If required, thin the mixture by adding some of the liquid drained from the fruit. The flavour combinations of smoothies are endless; experiment a little and have fun.