This smoothie came together to use up some fruit that we had- fresh, frozen, and canned. We were expecting it to be great, but not this great! This smoothie is one of our favorite things we have made recently, and that is saying something. It is very refreshing, and brings up visions of a tropical paradise when stuck inside on a chilly winter day! Originally our plans were to make just a kiwi strawberry smoothie, because we had a lot of ripe kiwis that needed to be used up, but then we spotted a can of pineapple rings in our pantry and figured, why not add them too? It was a smart move, and this smoothie is pretty fabulous. Even though it’s not the time of year when you can sit by the pool to drink this smoothie (unless you are a super lucky person who lives in Southern California, Hawaii, or Florida), it’s perfect for January anyway because it’s healthy and delicious and a necessary break from winter drinks like tea and hot chocolate. We are making this again multiple times, because, well, it’s amazing! (And we still have kiwis!)
Strawberry Kiwi Pineapple Smoothie
Recipe developed by us!
3 ripe kiwis, peeled and cut into quarters
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
3 canned pineapple rings (or fresh, subbing orange juice for the pineapple juice)
1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon pineapple juice (from the can of pineapple rings)
1-1 1/2 tablespoons honey (add less or more, depending on how sweet you want and how sweet your kiwis and strawberries are)
Pulse the fruit in a blender or food processor until mostly smooth and thick. Pour in the juices and honey and pulse until completely smooth. Divide into two glasses and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Side note: We would imagine other tropical fruits would go here nicely- guava, passion fruit, mango, etc. Just substitute them for the pineapple and add a little extra orange juice!
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