Pineapple Cream Smoothie

I loved the pineapple whip at the Dole Pineapple Factory on the island of Oahu. It was rich, creamy, and tangy. I decided to make a pineapple smoothie. It is easy to make and can be served in dishes like ice cream or in a glass like a smoothie or milk shake. It is for a cheat day, because I made it with real cream. 

Pineapple Cream Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:
1        20 oz. can Dole pineapple slices packed in 100% juice (chilled)
1        C crushed ice
2/3     C saved pineapple juice
1 1/3  C heavy whipping cream

Procedure:
1. Drain pineapple saving juice.
2. Chop pineapple into pieces and put in blender with ice and juice. Blend thoroughly.
3. Add whipping cream and blend just until creamy. Can be pulsed. You do not want to           over blend, but you want the cream beaten enough to make a creamy mixture.

Optional: Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 to 2 teaspoons honey with the pineapple juice.

Garnish as desired: mint leaves or cherries or nuts are good.

pink perfection smoothie

This smoothie is full of fresh fruit. Put the orange into the blender first as it makes a lot of juice and helps the other fruits blend. The strawberries were so sweet and flavorful that the smoothie tasted wonderful. Taste your fruit and only use fresh, sweet fruit in smoothies.

Ingredients:
     1   orange
     1   banana
  8-9  strawberries
     1  heaping cup of grapes
     1  crispy sweet apple (or your favorite apple), unpeeled
  1/4  C water
1 1/2 cups ice 
An optional ingredient is 1 tablespoon of chia or flaxseeds

Put ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. This smoothie needs no sweetener at all--delicious.

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