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

Ingredients:

    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

Directions:

    In blender container, combine strawberries, pineapple, yogurt, and orange juice. Blend until smooth. Gradually add ice cubes with motor running; blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:100 cals143 cals
Kilojoules:419 kJ599 kJ
Fat1.0 g3.8 g
Carbohydrates20.8 g23.0 g
Protein3.2 g5.0 g
Cholesterol2.5 mg19.0 mg
Sodium34 mg70 mg
Saturated Fat0.5 g2.2 g
Fiber1.5 g1.0 g
Calcium103.0 mg170.0 mg
Total Sugars18.3 g20.0 g

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