Friday, October 19, 2012

Pink Smoothie

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All this talk about green smoothies is great, right?  I love them, you love them.  That’s settled.  But can we talk for a moment?  Green isn’t a very pretty color.  And sometimes a break out of the ordinary should be welcomed.  Enter Pink Smoothie!

I goes right along with our theme of promoting Breast Cancer Awareness this week (and month!) and it is still falls on the “healthy” side of the spectrum.  Greek yogurt, carrot juice, lemon, apple and some red berries make this Pink Smoothie nice and sweet but full of vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting antioxidants!

You won’t find any leafy greens in this one but it’s a fun break from spinach and kale.  And the carrot juice adds a fun flavor!  I’ll admit – it was an experiment.  I grabbed some carrot juice from Trader Joe’s because I loved the deep color but had no idea how it would go with the red berries.  But it succeeded at balancing perfectly with the sweet fruit.  And the HoneyCrisp apple, my favorite this time of year, adds a perfect autumn finishing note!

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Pink Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 2 (8-ounce) smoothies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

A healthy pink smoothie recipe with pink and red fruit, apple, Greek yogurt and carrot juice. A perfect breakfast or snack.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup frozen cranberries
1/2 a large HoneyCrisp apple, sliced (or one whole apple if yours is small)
1/2 cup Honey-Flavored Greek Yogurt
1/2 a lemon, peeled
1/2 cup carrot juice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a powerful blender, such as a Blendtec, and blend until smooth.

Cassie’s Notes
Make sure to buy the “no sugar added” varieties of frozen fruit.

Feel free to use fresh fruit rather than frozen, just add in a handful or two of ice cubes before blending.

I used carrot juice because I loved the color and it was readily available. You could also use cranberry juice, pomegranate juice or apple juice.

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53 Responses to “Pink Smoothie”

  1. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — October 19, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    This looks so pretty but also sounds so delicious!

  2. #
    Rachel Cooks — October 19, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    Love the cranberries in this!

  3. #
    Kathryn — October 19, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    So pretty & your photos are really gorgeous!

  4. #
    Maria — October 19, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Such a pretty drink!

  5. #
    Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas — October 19, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Gorgeous! I love pink everything, and this smoothie looks great. I love that you specify Honeycrisp for the apple…those are the best!

  6. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — October 19, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    So pretty!! Love those straws!!

  7. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — October 19, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    You’ve just made my day. I too give the stink-eye to green smoothies…they are kind of fug city. This pink smoothie is right up my alley! Plus, Honeycrisp apples are the freaking bomb!

  8. #
    Audra@The-Baker-Chick — October 19, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    I am loving all the pink today! This smoothie looks so healthy and refreshing, while also being so darn pretty! Thanks for helping host such a great week.

  9. #
    Deborah — October 19, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    I like pink much better than green!! :) And I love the addition of the carrot juice. I need to find some!

  10. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 19, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    Pink definitely helps with the color! Something about a green drink just doesn’t appeal to me unless it’s a green apple martini. (Not pregnant of course)

  11. #
    Erika — October 19, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Love the how you added the carrot juice.. Those straws are too cute!

  12. #
    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — October 19, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Pink smoothies are so much better than green! Honey crisp apples are such amazing apples, I love that addition!

  13. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 19, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    A pink smoothie is definitely prettier than a green smoothie, and so fitting for this cause!

  14. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — October 19, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Looks so refreshing and perfectly pink!

  15. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — October 19, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    I love the lemon in this (shocker) – I love adding them to smoothies when I have enough laying around!! Delish.

  16. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 19, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    I can’t bring myself to try a green smoothie but this I know for a fact I’d LOVE

  17. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 19, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Yay for a pink smoothie, I love this!

  18. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 19, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    Great color in this smoothie. Perfect smoothie for a wonderful message!

  19. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective.com — October 19, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    Who does love pink?!? :) looks delicious!

  20. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — October 19, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Love the addition of carrot juice! Definitely going to add this to my smoothie rotation. Have a great weekend Cassie! :)

  21. #
    carrian — October 19, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    This sounds wonderful, and I like a break from the green smoothies :)

  22. #
    Angie — October 19, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    This sounds perfect! I love smoothies!

  23. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — October 19, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    Love the addition of cranberries!

  24. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 19, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    What a great smoothie – never would have thought about carrot juice. Pink and no green is my kind of smoothie :)

    Thanks for your help this week!

  25. #
    luv what you do — October 19, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    I can get on board for a pink smoothie. That looks so refreshing!

  26. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 19, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    I’ve got to get a new blender so I can get back on the smoothie train!

  27. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — October 19, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    i love EVERYTHING in this smoothie! it’s such a pretty pink color too. absolutely love that you used a honeycrisp in here! i just had one for the first time tonight and i have no idea why i have been missing out!!

  28. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — October 19, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    I need to get me a Blendtec so I can tear through more stuff!!! This sounds like a great flavor combo, and I love the “pink” for breast cancer awareness.

  29. #
    Ramona — October 20, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    Pink is wonderful for a smoothie because I know it’s going to be full of my favorite berries. :) Have a wonderful weekend my friend. :)

  30. #
    Sheila — October 20, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    I’m with Brenda up there, I wanna Blendtec!!!! this smoothie looks amazing, love the addition of carrots.

  31. #
    Monet — October 20, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Smile. I completely agree. Green is great but pink is better! This looks delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  32. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 20, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Carrot juice? Hmm. That’s very adventurous. :) Such a pretty color!

  33. #
    Parsley Sage — October 20, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Pretty, pink and delicious :) A trifecta of awesome!

  34. #
    Kari@Loaves and Dishes — October 20, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

    Green smoothies…mmm…not a chance! But a pink smoothie I’m all over, yum!

  35. #
    Stephanie — October 20, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    I love how much goodness you stuffed in this pretty little smoothie!

  36. #
    Ashley@BakerbyNature — October 21, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    I’m such a girly girl (guilty), so I love that this is pink! And the ingredient list sounds so delicious, Cassie! Looking forward to blending this up one morning very soon.

  37. #
    Brooke — October 21, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    yum yum yum…. it’s almost too pretty to drink!

  38. #
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — October 21, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    oh give me pink! It looks delicious and girly and much more attractive than those greenie ones. :)

  39. #
    Jessica — October 21, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    I love it! And I swear it’s not just ’cause it’s pink! ;-)

  40. #
    Christie {Pepper Lynn} — October 22, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    Love this smoothie, Cassie! Absolutely gorgeous and the ingredients sound delish.

  41. #
    Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama — October 23, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    Love this smoothie! Great pictures and love the pink color.

  42. #
    Bobbie {the vegan crew} — October 24, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    I beg to differ, I think green is a beautiful color, especially in smoothies :) This pink one looks so pretty, too, and very refreshing!

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