This is one of our favorite recipes to make all year round – I try to find recipes that work in the summer and in the winter. This one is definitely it and it’s a hit for our kids, so I wanted to share it today. We make it for the boys after they get home from football, baseball or wrestling practice because it’s quick and packed with nutrients. We call it our Ultimate Hawaiian Smoothie.
Our kid’s favorite treat in the summer is ice cream (I’m not going to lie… it’s Becky’s favorite treat, too.) One thing that they discovered this summer is a smoothie from Cold Stone. It is a blueberry and pineapple smoothie, and I would have to say it is pretty awesome. Last summer, when we were heading home from a treat there, our oldest son, Jack said: “Dad, I wish we could have one of those every day!” Why not! It’s healthy, easy & he likes it.
So after playing around with the recipe, I finally found a recipe that may even be better than Cold Stone’s itself. Here are the directions for my Ultimate Hawaiian Smoothie.
- 2 cups of crushed ice
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries (You can try different berries- so far, we’ve tried blueberries, strawberries & mango slices)
- 1 cup of Pineapple (canned pineapple can be substituted)
- 2 Tablespoons of Cream of Coconut (I buy the Coco Real in a squeeze bottle, in with the drink mixes)
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of vanilla bean frozen yogurt (optional, but the kids then think its a milkshake)
Just simply add all the ingredients in a blender and your all set. It is guaranteed to make them all smile, even the pickiest of your eaters. Ethan our youngest, is not a huge fan of blueberries, so we just make some will make a batch of these in the morning and I also just add a scoop of protein powder in for me for breakfast (if you know me I am not a huge breakfast person, so this a great alternative!).
I also love this Mcdonald’s sugar-free vanilla iced coffee recipe … for me
Try it & see what you think. Let me know if you add anything that we might like & leave it in the comments. I’m always open to trying new things.
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