Walnut Smoothie with Pineapple and Strawberries

Walnut smoothies with pineapple and strawberries are a great way to start the day.  If you have picky eaters who think they don't like walnuts, run this recipe by them, but don't let them see you make it. ;D  Walnuts have such a mild taste that they're easily overpowered by sweet fruits.  When you serve up the smoothies, ask your drinkers if they can taste all the ingredients.  I'll bet no one guesses walnuts.

HERE'S ALL IT TAKES

serves 4

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3 cold, small bananas
  • 1 heaping cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 heaping cup frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk (soy, almond, coconut, etc.)

Blend on high in a drink blender for about 20 seconds, long enough for the walnuts to blend down into non-existence.  This will keep all day in the fridge.  The color will darken slightly because of the bananas, but it will still taste wonderful.

SMOOTHIE POPS

For frozen treat on a hot summer day, pour smoothie mix into small plastic cups, cover securely with a square piece of foil, poke a food-grade popsicle stick through the middle of the foil, then transfer cups to the freezer.  Allow 2 to 3 hours for smoothies to become solid.  Recycle the foil squares and plastic cups for the next batch of smoothie pops.

 

This smoothie is a great source of Folate 13%, Vitamin B12 25%, Magnesium 28%, Potassium 165% per serving. See more nutrition facts below.