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.
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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
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g
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This looks so good!
Glad you like it!
I found your site though another blog and these look fantastic. More smoothies to make for the family, especially the kids. Using the Silk Cashew Milk is awesome. We like the Almond Silk but now to get the kids to try it. :o)
Gorgeous! I love that splash of red.
What a pretty smoothie! This is a must try!
Lava flows are one of my FAVORITE summer drinks! Reminds me of Hilton Head Island, SC, where my family and I used to go every summer! :)
I love Hilton Head! I used to live in the Carolinas for a few years and know Hilton Head well!
This would e perfect this afternoon as the sun is sweltering and the kids are playing in the back yard. I could just sit on the back patio with this in hand and everything would be great!
All the smoothies look very tasty and fresh. I don’t know with which to start…
You have my attention! I can’t wait to try this.
I bet this tastes and smells like Hawaii!!
It totally does!
A fun look is half the success when it comes to smoothies and my kids! This one is a winner all the way! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning, Anna!
This looks great–we are having smoothie weather here today–yum!
This looks incredible!
This looks fantastic!! I love the lava flow, it reminds me of Hawaii. And I’d totally add rum to it, ha!
Totally reminds me of a vacation drink (or a vacation), too! And yes to spiking it :)
“looking cool” always counts in my book lol and this smoothie looks smoking HOT, just like the name, love how simple it is, but looks like a million dollars drink, making it asap!
Glad you like the looks of it too and if you made it, hope you enjoyed it!
Looks beautiful, Averie! And another great case for using the cashew milk. You’re very devoted to it!
I’ve never heard of a lava flow smoothie but I can see why you’re hooked–I love the two toned color effect! If I had bought pineapple yesterday instead of mangoes I could make this today. I’d love to try this!
It was serendipity that you bought pineapple instead of mangoes yesterday! LMK if you try it!
Gosh, this looks so so good! Your photos make me feel like it’s actually summer (rain’s pouring down in The Netherlands atm…) and they make me salivate.. ALOT :’)
Hope the rain stops for you!
Ooh I simply loved the look of this Lava flow smoothie and had to leave a comment. I love smoothies and predominantly use frozen fruit as it is so much cheaper. I also freeze bananas. However, I have some strawberries that are fresh! So I’m going to pop them in the freezer and make this for the children (and myself!). Thank you for such a fab idea and recipe. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com
Hope you and your kids enjoy it!