Frozen Cherry Pineapple Smoothie
Warm sunny weather along with an abundance of incredible fruits and vegetables makes summer my favorite season. As kids, my sister and I would get cherry Icees, to cool down after we have been playing outside. Lately with the hot temperature we have been experiencing, I wanted to recreate something similar to a cherry Icee but healthier. My version is a frosty cherry pineapple smoothie. Both fruits are good source of antioxidants and to make it more filling, I added a blueberry spinach Active Bean bar. To make the smoothie more like a slushy, I froze the cherries and pineapple overnight. I needed some liquid to blend it all together so I used chunks of fresh watermelon.
1/2 cup fresh cherries, pitted and frozen
1/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks frozen
1 1/2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed
1 blueberry spinach Active Bean bar, broken in pieces
Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.