Strawberry Pineapple Banana Lava Flow Smoothie
I’ve made thousands of smoothies in my life but this one is special.
Because I’ve never made a lava flow smoothie but I’m hooked now.
Fast, easy, healthy, refreshing, and tastes wonderful. It’s so creamy and tropical-tasting and perfect for this weather.
Oh and it looks cool which counts for something, right.
The light portion is pineapple and banana blended with Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk. It’s so irresistibly creamy and thick but with fewer calories than skim milk. Eating more plant-based protein is a great goal and Silk Cashewmilk or Silk Almond Milk are my milks of choice for baking and smoothies. They’re so low in calories and fat, they’re vegan and dairy-free, and I always get impressive-tasting results. It’s the perfect match between tasty and guilt-free.
The red portion is simply blended frozen strawberries. By using frozen fruit, I didn’t need to add ice which can water down smoothies. Plus frozen is cheaper and readily available even when it’s not berry season.
The fruit is naturally sweet so I didn’t need to add sugar which is always a win.
Strawberry Pineapple Banana Lava Flow Smoothie
I’ve never made a lava flow smoothie but I’m hooked now. Fast, easy, healthy, refreshing, and tastes wonderful. It’s so creamy and tropical-tasting and it looks cool. By using frozen fruit, I didn’t need to add ice which can water down smoothies. Plus frozen is cheaper and readily available even when it’s not berry season. The fruit is naturally sweet so I didn’t need to add sugar which is always a win.
- 1 large ripe frozen banana (peel, break into chunks, place in ziplock or bowl, and freeze)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- about 3/4 cup Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk, or as necessary (substitute with another milk if necessary)
- 1 cup semi-frozen strawberries
- sweetener, optional and to taste (zero-calorie sweetener packets, agave, sugar, etc.)
- To the canister of a blender, add the banana, pineapple, 3/4 cup milk and blend on high power until smooth. Slowly add more milk if necessary to get blender moving or until desired smoothie consistency is reached. Pour into one large glass or divide between two glasses; set aside.
- Rinse blender canister and add the strawberries. I use frozen berries that I allow to thaw at room temp for about 30 minutes; alternatively use fresh berries that you freeze for about 30 minutes. Optionally add sweetener to taste, and blend on high power until smooth.
- Top the banana-pineapple portion with the strawberries and serve immediately. The strawberries will seep down over time into the banana portion to create the visual lava effect, but use a straw to encourage it if desired.
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