Smoothie Duo: Chocolate Covered Strawberry & Pineapple Cooler

I find that the majority of people in the world have a soft spot in their stomachs for smoothies. Maybe it’s because they are so simple and quick to make, or because they are so sweet, or  because they are jam-packed with vital nutrients, or maybe because they are easy to digest. There are just so many benefits to cheers to!

This week’s smoothies received a lot of love on Instagram and Facebook and now that I’m being super diligent with writing down all of my recipes as I make them (even if I have no clue how the end product will turn out), it’s time to share! Whether you’re craving something comforting and sweet or something light and refreshing, one of these two blended concoctions of raw deliciousness is sure to satiate:

CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: One smoothie (Approximately 2 cups)

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 fresh peeled bananas
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1.5 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 TSP raw carob powder
  • 1 cup ice

Directions:

1. For the bottom strawberry layer, blend 2 fresh bananas, 1/2 of  the frozen banana, all of the strawberries, and 3/4 cup ice on high speed until completely blended. Fill a glass 2/3 of the way with this mixture.

2. For the top layer, blend 1 fresh banana, 1/2 the other half of the frozen banana, the carob powder, and 1/4 cup ice. Fil the remaining 1/3 of the glass with this mixture.

2. Garnish with some raw cocoa nibs and and/or a fresh strawberry.

PINEAPPLE COOLER

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: One smoothie (Approximately 2 cups)

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 of a fresh cucumber
  • 1 cup spinach or baby spinach
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup raw coconut water
  • 3/4 cup ice

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until the ingredients are completely blended and smooth.

2. Garnish with some extra cucumber and/or fresh basil leaves.

7 responses to “Smoothie Duo: Chocolate Covered Strawberry & Pineapple Cooler

    • Hi Kristina- I was updating the site a few days ago and the font colors were being fussy. Everything should be darker and clearer now. Let me know if you are still having trouble reading the recipes! 🙂

  1. I was wondering if anyone knew how many carbs are in the Pineapple, cucumber, basil, spinach, coconut, water, ice smoothie?

    • Hi Ed, Here is the nutritional breakdown for the Pineapple Cooler:
      1 Serving
      Calories 197.4
      Total Fat 1.6 g
      Saturated Fat 0.0 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0.2 g
      Cholesterol 0.0 mg
      Sodium 46.3 mg
      Potassium 961.9 mg
      Total Carbohydrate 48.0 g
      Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
      Sugars 39.2 g
      Protein 2.4 g

      • Thanks, I needed the carb count for my wife, who is diabetic. She thought this looked good but, of course, can’t have it until she knows how many carbs. Appreciate the information.

        Ed Crabtree

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