Easy Family Recipes: Almond Pineapple Smoothie

Pineapple Almond SmoothieI have been on a total breakfast smoothie kick lately. They're fast, easy, and if you make them low in carbs and high in protein, they'll stick with you for a while to help you make it through your morning. I'm always looking for new varieties to try, especially without a ton of green stuff (some folks love that, but maybe it's not your favorite). I do however have a total obsession with pineapple, and once I found this recipe with almonds as well, I was sold! You do need to have a high quality blender in order to smooth out the whole almonds, or else you may have lots of small pieces of nuts that may feel a little gritty on your tongue. Just drop everything into the blender, whirl away and...breakfast! If you want to amp up the vanilla flavor, a scant quarter teaspoon of pure vanilla extra will do just the trick for an extra hit of vanilla flavor.

Almond-Pineapple Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

  • 1/2 cup (8 ounces) plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 ounces fresh pineapple
  • 20 whole blanched and slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

In blender, combine yogurt, pineapple, almonds, and almond milk and puree until smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately.

Note: Other low-carb fruits or nuts can be substituted for pineapple and/or almonds.

Recipe adapted from Atkins

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