Beverages: Dairy-Based Drinks: Tropical Strawberry Smoothie
Strawberries, pineapple and pina colada yogurt...cool and refreshing, it's lower-calorie as a Recipe Makeover.
Per 1 cup serving: 100 calories and 1g fat.
Saves, per cup: 43 calories and 3g fat over restaurant smoothies.
Author: Recipe and photo provided courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission. © California Strawberry Commission. All rights reserved.
Date: January 03, 2013
Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x 1-cup servings
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Restaurant smoothies are large sized and are frequently made with ice cream, sherbet or frozen yogurt making them more like milk shakes than fruit smoothies.
This made-over smoothie replaces the high-calorie, high-fat ice cream and milk with low-fat (unfrozen) yogurt. Replacing sweetened pineapple with fresh or unsweetened canned pineapple lowers the calories and total sugars, making this a healthier smoothie.
Note: Although restaurant smoothies are generally very large, for comparison purposes, this traditional smoothie recipe is shown in four 1-cup serving sizes versus the traditional two 2-cup serving sizes.
| Recipe Makeover|
1 1/2 cup California strawberries, stemmed
1/2 cup fresh, frozen or canned pineapple chunks
1 container (8 oz) low-fat pina colada yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cup ice cubes
| Traditional Recipe|
1 cup halved strawberries
1/2 cup canned pineapple chunks, light syrup, drained
2 scoops reduced-fat ice cream (5% fat)
1 cup reduced-fat milk (2%)
1 1/2 cup ice cubes
In blender container, combine strawberries, pineapple, yogurt, and orange juice. Blend until smooth. Gradually add ice cubes with motor running; blend until smooth.
|Calories:||100 cals||143 cals|
|Kilojoules:||419 kJ||599 kJ|
|Fat||1.0 g||3.8 g|
|Carbohydrates||20.8 g||23.0 g|
|Protein||3.2 g||5.0 g|
|Cholesterol||2.5 mg||19.0 mg|
|Sodium||34 mg||70 mg|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g||2.2 g|
|Fiber||1.5 g||1.0 g|
|Calcium||103.0 mg||170.0 mg|
|Total Sugars||18.3 g||20.0 g|