Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pina Colada Almond Smoothies and Popsicles

We often use leftover fruit for smoothies. My favorite is a banana with pineapple and coconut smoothie that reminds me of a pina colada. My kids' favorite is a berry smoothie with cherries. But really we use whatever fruit and juice we have around. I like to add coconut milk to make it creamy and with some nut butter it becomes a protein rich meal. It is hard to predict how much everyone will drink so we often have extra. I freeze the extra smoothie in popsicle molds for the kids to have later. They always seem more excited when I offer them a popsicle than when I offer them fruit.

Pina Colada Almond Smoothie - serves 2

1 sliced banana - frozen
1 cup fresh pineapple
2 T. raw almond butter
1/4-1/2 cup rice milk
2 T. coconut milk
1 T. agave (or sugar)

Combine all ingredients in a blender on high speed until smooth. Contains 5 grams of protein per serving.


Lauren said...

This recipe looks delicious! Can't wait to try it - what a great idea to freeze the leftovers.

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