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Super Pink Smoothie

Super Pink Smoothie
  • Quick & Easy!
  • Gluten Free!
  • In the Eat REAL Cookbook!
Serves: 2
Ready In: 10 minutes

Why We Like It

In the mood for a fantastic smoothie?  Talk about a beautiful color and it tastes like a cherry Starburst candy!  For smoothie tips and our no fail smoothie formula, check out our coaching tip!

Put it all together:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice (or apple or grape juice)
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pineapple (frozen or fresh, cut into chunks)
  • 1 cup raspberries (frozen, or a mix of raspberries, strawberries, cherries or mixed berries)
  • 1 beet (raw, ends trimmed, or used canned)
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds (also called hemp hearts, or flax seeds or chia seeds)
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey (OPTIONAL)

Remembering to always start with the liquid (to keep the blades moving), place in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

If you would like your smoothie thicker, add 1/2 to 1 cup of ice and blend again.

Serve and enjoy!

Quick Tips

Use this formula as a guide, but feel free to get creative — you don’t need a recipe (makes 2 servings)!

1 cup liquid such as almond milk, milk, or 100% juice (with no added sugar).  You can also use 1/2 cup yogurt along with 3/4 to 1 cup liquid.

+ 1 cup unfrozen fruit (banana, berries, peach, grapes, pineapple, mango, kiwi, or others of your choice)

+ 1 cup frozen fruit (frozen banana, mango, pineapple, berries, or others.  None frozen?  Add to the fruit 1/2 cup of ice!)

+ 1 veggie (OPTIONAL but recommended, about 1/2 to 1 cup spinach, kale, avocado, red cabbage, cauliflower, pumpkin or others)

+ 1 Tbsp nutritional boost (OPTIONAL, nut butter, nuts, hemp hearts, flax seeds, chia seeds, or others)

+ 1/2 to 1 Tbsp sweetener (OPTIONAL, 1-2 pitted dates or 1/2 to 1 Tbsp of pure maple syrup or honey)


Tips for a No-Fail Smoothie:

  • Add liquid first!  It will make it easier for the blades of your blender to get things moving.
  • Using some frozen fruit is preferred but, if you don’t have frozen, just add 1/2 cup of ice.  Be careful…don’t go overboard on the ice or your smoothie’s flavors will fade and taste watered-down.
  • Make your smoothie first with no additional sweetener.  Then taste it and add the optional sweetener if desired.  Sometimes the sweetness of the fruit is enough!  If not, try natural sweeteners like honey, pure maple syrup, dried dates, raisins, dried cherries, or even dark chocolate chips!
  • If your liquid is 100% juice, then you definitely should taste your smoothie before adding any more sweetener — juice can add a huge punch of extra sweetness
  • When making a smoothie with greens or dark berries, the combination can result in a “not so attractive” color, so if you are trying to get picky eaters to be smoothie lovers, and you think the color might be a turn-off, it might help to serve the smoothies in a colored cup (not a clear cup) with a straw.  Of course, the extra thick smoothie or milkshake straws are also a lot more fun!

Nutrition Information for one serving (1 1/2 cups without honey)

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 40 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Total Sugars: 28 g
  • Added Sugars: 0 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Sodium: 55 mg