Pretty in Pink | Fruit Smoothie Recipes

Last week I received a gift card to Smoothie King (SK) from my chiropractor for referring someone. I have never been to a SK before, so, I thought, why not! Hubby and I stopped by one on Sunday. As I was looking at their offerings I saw a lot of fruit smoothie options, although all of them had some kind of nasty protein powder added. No worries, I was going to have them hold it.  “Do you put actual fruit into your smoothies?” I asked SK’s employee.  “Yes, absolutely!” was his response.  So, I ordered my smoothie… and then watched in horror as he pumped some kind of syrup into the cup, added ice and went to blending.

Are you kidding me? Do people even know what REAL means anymore? Does anyone in the commercial world make real fruit smoothies anymore?

Their smoothie went into the trash, as you can imagine. My husband called it “NASTY!” We got home and I made my very own fruit smoothie, made with real organic ingredients and it was so refreshing and delightful that Sprout downed close to 8 oz. in one setting too.

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If you have the ingredients, you will LOVE this fruit smoothie recipe.

Pretty in Pink | Fruit Smoothie Recipes

yields 3 servings

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(very PINable recipe ;)) 

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups almond milk
  2. 3 cups watermelon
  3. 2 cups frozen (or fresh) raspberries
  4. 2 bananas
  5. 2 Fuji apples, remove seeds
  6. 4 dates or a plant sweetener, if additional sweetness is needed

Preparation

  • If you are using dates, place dates, plant milk and raspberries in a high speed blender and blend for 15-25 seconds
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until delightfully smooth

Enjoy it!

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  • Gemika Pearl Maloney

    I think it’s kind of hilarious that you added the option for dates if additional sweetness is needed. So much FRUIT it would be plenty sweet enough! Sounds yummy. We had a smoothie tonight for dinner, no not vegan, we drink raw, organic cow and goat milk. Raw org. milk is neutral on the acid forming list, it also contains enzymes to help digest it and an array of complimentary vitamins and minerals that help you to absorb the calcium in it rather than it actually weakening the bones. It also contains conjugated Linoleic acid which prevents cancer, thus combatting the effects of casein. Pastured organic eggs do the same. I added in two raw, organic eggs from my own hens, the milk was in kefir, an ancient Turkish yogurt with 26 beneficial bacteria strains and full of digestive enzymes, we added a can of coconut milk, frozen mixed. (Organic) berries, a frozen banana, mint and beet greens from my veggie patch and raw green stevia (GI of zero) for added sweetness :0) that was dinner

  • Mattie

    I quit buying smoothies from smoothie places for that reason. I always laugh at the commercials for smoothies from fast food places that claim they use real fruit…it is probably one strawberry with tons of HFCS and artificial flavors…NO THANKS!

    • I agree! I would have never volunteered for this myself either ;). I wish they just sent me cash instead.